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Books for African American Boys

Angie B. "Angie B."
The list author says: "Anytime is a great time to read. Enjoy these books with your sons, nephews, and friends!"
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
"Beautiful illlustrations."
The Barber's Cutting Edge
The Barber's Cutting Edge
"The joy of learning new words."
Safe At Home
Safe At Home
"Sharon Robinson is the daughter of Jackie Robinson.  Pair this book with Weatherford's Negro League Scrapbook and you are sure to inspire a little league player."
Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books about Boys
Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books about Boys
"Great resource for discovering more great books for your sons or students."
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
"Kadir Nelson's illustrations make learning about the Negro Leagues colorful and fun.  Enjoy!"
Psalm Twenty-Three
Psalm Twenty-Three
"Beautiful illustrations."
A Negro League Scrapbook
A Negro League Scrapbook
"Pair this with Robinson's 'Safe At Home' (above) and you are certain to inspire the little leaguer in your life."
Satchel Paige
Satchel Paige
"Satchel Paige was a great pitcher in the great American game."
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It
"Brendan loves Tae Kwon Do and minerals."
Let Them Play (True Story)
Let Them Play (True Story)
"Little League in 1955."
The Whipping Boy
The Whipping Boy
"A classic - humorous."
Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker (Book #2)
Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker (Book #2)
"All about idioms.  Humorous."
Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers (Book #3)
Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers (Book #3)
"Facts about smells.  Humorous."
Sam and the Tigers: A Retelling of 'Little Black Sambo' (Picture Puffin Books)
Sam and the Tigers: A Retelling of 'Little Black Sambo' (Picture Puffin Books)
"A non-racist retelling of Little Black Sambo."
Richard Wright and the Library Card
Richard Wright and the Library Card
"The value of reading."
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys
"The value of education.  Be sure to read the last page of notes that details the successes of Virgie's brothers."
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins (Caldecott Honor Book)
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins (Caldecott Honor Book)
"How do we know what dinosaurs look like?"
The Story of Salt
The Story of Salt
"Great facts about salt: the only rock we eat."
The Trumpet of the Swan (full color)
The Trumpet of the Swan (full color)
"A classic."
Frindle
Frindle
"Destined to become a classic."
Facing the Giants
Facing the Giants
"There's football in this movie, but the film is really about God.  Inspirational!"
VeggieTales - Rack, Shack & Benny
VeggieTales - Rack, Shack & Benny
"Stand up for what you believe in!  Great humor and music."
Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Pictorial Tribute to the Negro National Anthem
Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Pictorial Tribute to the Negro National Anthem
"Sing the anthem as you view the beautiful photos."
Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear
Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear
"Discovering your talent."
Shredderman: Secret Identity
Shredderman: Secret Identity
"Nolan deals with the school bully in a very intriguing way."
Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger
Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger
"Nolan uses his secret Shredderman self to discover who's behind a rash of graffitti at his school."
Meet the Gecko (Shredderman)
Meet the Gecko (Shredderman)
"Book 3 in the Shredderman series has Nolan meeting his favorite actor, Chase, from his favorite TV show "The Gecko & Sticky".  The paperback is only $5.99"
Shredderman: Enemy Spy
Shredderman: Enemy Spy
"The final book in the Shredderman series has Nolan discovering a spy plot to sell top secret information.  You won't believe how this one ends!"
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life
"Little Hewitt has a great life."
Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story
Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story
"Describes the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children (mostly Caucasian) in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brother."
Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke
Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke
"Food and fun!"
Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children
Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children
"Highlights the beauty and variation in Black children."
Food For Thought
Food For Thought
"Humorous food!"
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin (A Math Adventure)
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin (A Math Adventure)
"Multiplying by whole numbers and by fractions."
What's Your Angle, Pythagoras?
What's Your Angle, Pythagoras?
"Understanding the 'squared' exponential."
Great Source Mathstart: Student Reader Dinosaur Deals
Great Source Mathstart: Student Reader Dinosaur Deals
"Equivalent Values.  Gives a foundation for understanding variables in algebra."
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (A Math Adventure)
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (A Math Adventure)
"Learn about pi in a humorous fairytale."
Warlord's Beads, The (Warlord's Series)
Warlord's Beads, The (Warlord's Series)
"How to understand / use an abacus."
Shaq and the Beanstalk: And Other Very Tall Tales
Shaq and the Beanstalk: And Other Very Tall Tales
"Shaq's version of classic fairytales.  Worth obtaining through inter-library-loan (ILL)."