Today the Reinberger Children’s Library celebrates books focused on Black men in history. These stories showcase just a few of the many who stood against injustice and worked toward a better future for all through their actions. Some of these individuals may be well-known to you, and we hope you enjoy learning about those who are less familiar but no less important.
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went From the Football Field to the Art Gallery Written by Sandra Neil Wallace and illustrated by Bryan Collier
Black Cowboy, Wild Horses Written by Julius Lester and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Dave the Potter Written by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Written by Barry Wittenstein and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library Written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! Written by Andrea J. Loney and illustrated by Keith Mallett