Black for Real: Arts and Culture

My nonfiction series continues with books for youth that center Black art, music, fashion and culture.

Alphabet of Black Cultures by Jeffrey Daniels.

Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor’s Life by Marilyn Nelson. Christy Ottaviano Books

Sculptor Woodrow Nash: How I Search for My Ancestors by Woodrow Nash with Shelley Fraser Mickle. Pelican Publishing

Black Artists Shaping the World by Sharna Jackson. Thames and Hudson. Thames and Hudson

The Compton Cowboys (young readers’ ed.) And the Fight to Save Their Horse Ranch by Walter Thompson- Hernandez. HarperCollins

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, Young Readers Edition by Misty Copeland and Brandy Colbert. Simon and Schuster.

Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal and Laura Freeman. Little Bee Books

Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea Cheng

The Threads Of Time, The Fabric Of History: Profiles Of African American Dressmakers And Designers From 1850 To The Present by Rosemary Reed E. Miller, Rosemary E. Reed Miller. Toast and Strawberries Press

Tyler, the Creator: Alternative Hip-hop Producer (Hip-hop Artists) by Marie Jaskulka. Essential Library

The Making of Motown by Harris Duchess. Core Library

Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson and Bryan Collier. Amistad

Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book by Kella V. Dawson and Alleanna Harris.

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe. Little, Brown