Gather In My Name.
New York. Random House. 1974.This is an autobiography of the life of Maya Angelou.
The Best Face of All.
New York. Basic Press. 1989. Who set the standards for beautiful eyes, hair, and skin color? How can you illustrate to your child that beauty starts within and flows outward Includes activities and games?
New York. Dial Books. 1991.Although her classmates say that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is Black and a girl, Grace discovers she can do anything she sets her mind to do.
The Bluest Eye.
New York. Basic Press. 1972.This novel poses a question: In a land that loves its blond, blue-eyed children, who weeps for the dreams of a Black girl?
Carla and Annie.
New York. Dial Books. 1991.Carla is Black. Annie is White. A controversial remark leads Carla to learn an important lesson about her African American Heritage. This sensitive story is the perfect tool for explaining racial differences to young children.
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.
Boston. Houghton Mifflin. 1985.Collection from people near Zimbabwe almost 100 years ago and later adopted, this modern fable is about Mufaro, his nice daughter, Nyasha, and his selfish daughter, Manyara.
Boston. Houghton Mifflin. 1966.A million copies in print, the heroine is the daughter of a slave owner and his mistress. This jolting epic of slavery is based on the real-life story of Walker’s great-grandmother.
Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965.
New York. Viking Press. 1987.This PBS television series chronicles the civil rights movement from the 1954 Brown vs. Topeka case to the 1965 march in Selma.