African American English Collection Grades 3-6 - AF-EN-COL-3-6

This collection includes African and African American-themed books for on-grade level readers. These are sure to engage with a range of high-interest topics and complexity to meet all students' needs, including both fiction and nonfiction. With these books, students can explore both African American history and contemporary stories.

African American English Collection Grades 3-6 (60 Books): $742.00

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Themes

Middle Grade, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Cultural Diversity, African/African American Interest

Included formats shown below in BOLD

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Catching the Moon

By Hubbard

Illustrated by DuBurke

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD640L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Dear Mrs. Parks

By Parks

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 5.6 - 2.0
Lexile Level: 850L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 50

PB: $16.95
6PK: $101.70
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Destiny's Gift

By Tarpley

Illustrated by Burrowes

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD690L
DRA: 38

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Frederick Douglass

By Miller

Illustrated by Lucas

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD650L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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George Crum and the Saratoga Chip

By Taylor

Illustrated by Morrison

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD910L
SRC: 4.7
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Gettin' Through Thursday

By Cooper

Illustrated by Bennett

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 3.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 680L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 38

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

How We Are Smart

By Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by Qualls

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 8
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 6.5 - 1.0
Lexile Level: AD950L
SRC: 6.4
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
Medium_large

Howard Thurman's Great Hope

By Issa

Illustrated by Dawson

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 5.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 840L
SRC: 5.5
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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I and I Bob Marley

By Medina

Illustrated by Watson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 27

Lexile Level: NP
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall

By poets

Illustrated by Steptoe

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 3.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
SRC: 2.8
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
CD: $12.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

Joshua's Masai Mask

By Hru

Illustrated by Rich

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 3.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 580L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 34

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

Juneteenth Jamboree

By Weatherford

Illustrated by Buchanan

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 3.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 650L
SRC: 4.2
DRA: 34

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
Medium_large

Keepers

By Watts

Illustrated by Marshall

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 3.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD660L
SRC: 4.8
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

John Lewis in the Lead

By Haskins / Benson

Illustrated by Andrews

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 950L
SRC: 5.8
DRA: 50

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Tiny Stitches

By Hooks

Illustrated by Bootman

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 920L
DRA: 44

HC: $17.95
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Ira's Shakespeare Dream

By Armand

Illustrated by Cooper

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 780L
DRA: 44

HC: $18.95
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A House by the River

By Miller

Illustrated by Hu / Wright

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 3
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 700L
DRA: 30

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

Baby Flo

By Schroeder

Illustrated by Wright / Hu

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 640L
SRC: 3.7
DRA: 38

HC: $18.95
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Going Back Home

By Igus

Illustrated by Wood

Guided Reading: W
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 5
Intervention: 30

AR Level: 5.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD900L
DRA: 60

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

In Her Hands

By Schroeder

Illustrated by Bereal

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.6 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 630L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
HC: $19.95
6PK: $65.70
Medium_large

It Jes’ Happened

By Tate

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 830L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 40

HC: $17.95
Medium_large

Janna and the Kings

By Smith

Illustrated by Boyd

Interviews

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 4.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD830L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 34

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

Joe Louis, My Champion

By Miller

Illustrated by Pate

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 730L
SRC: 4.0
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

By Russell-Brown

Illustrated by Morrison

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD780L
DRA: 40

HC: $18.95
Medium_large

Only the Mountains Do Not Move

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 990L
SRC: 8.4
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

Paul Robeson

By Greenfield

Illustrated by Ford

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 5.1 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 810L
SRC: 5.3
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Ray Charles

By Mathis

Illustrated by Ford

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 5
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.3 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 680L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
Medium_large

Richard Wright and the Library Card

By Miller

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 700L
SRC: 4.8
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Saturday at The New You

By Barber

Illustrated by Rich

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 3.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD710L
SRC: 3.1
DRA: 30

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

Seaside Dream

By Bates

Illustrated by Davis

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 3.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD570L
DRA: 38

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

Seeds of Change

By Johnson

Illustrated by Sadler

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 820L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 40

HC: $18.95
Medium_large

Seven Miles to Freedom

By Halfmann

Illustrated by Smith

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD870L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 44

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Steel Drumming at the Apollo

By Marx

Photographed by Senisi

Interviews

Guided Reading: Y
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6
Intervention: 32

AR Level: 6.0 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 930L
SRC: 6.6
DRA: 60

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Sweet Music in Harlem

By Taylor

Illustrated by Morrison

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 4.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD630L
SRC: 4.3
DRA: 34

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby

By Hubbard

Illustrated by McGuire

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD970L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 40

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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The Legend of Freedom Hill

By Altman

Illustrated by Wright / Hu

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 940L
SRC: 3.8
DRA: 44

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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When the Horses Ride By

By Greenfield

Illustrated by Gilchrist

Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
DRA: 40

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree

By Miller

Photographed by Wright / Hu

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 540L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
HC: $16.95
6PK: $59.70
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i see the rhythm

By Igus

Illustrated by Wood

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
SRC: 6.8
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
Medium_large

Love to Langston

By Medina

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
SRC: 3.7
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Night Golf

By Miller

Illustrated by Lucas

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 3.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 550L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Sweet Potato Pie

By Lindsey

Illustrated by Riley-Webb

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 3
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NC690L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 34

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Love Twelve Miles Long

By Armand

Illustrated by Bootman

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD530L
DRA: 44

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Rent Party Jazz

By Miller

Illustrated by Riley-Webb

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD820L
SRC: 4.4
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

Chess Rumble

By Neri

Illustrated by Watson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 3.5 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 690L
SRC: 3.7
DRA: 50

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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DeShawn Days

By Medina

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 1
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 21

AR Level: 4.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
SRC: 3.7
DRA: 28

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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The Secret to Freedom

By Vaughan

Illustrated by Johnson

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 3.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 650L
SRC: 3.2
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Poems in the Attic

By Grimes

Illustrated by Zunon

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
DRA: 30

HC: $19.95
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Step Right Up

By Bowman

Illustrated by Minter

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 910L
DRA: 40

HC: $19.95
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Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe

By Hubbard

Illustrated by Belford

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 6.2 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 960L
SRC: 7.5
DRA: 44

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
Medium_large

Tan to Tamarind

By Iyengar

Illustrated by Akib

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 25

Lexile Level: NP
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

Bird

By Elliott

Illustrated by Strickland

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 3.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD720L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

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Calling the Water Drum

By Redding

Illustrated by Boyd

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: PreK - 5
Intervention: 24

Lexile Level: 550L
DRA: 38

HC: $17.95
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In the Time of the Drums

By Siegelson

Illustrated by Pinkney

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: W
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 30

AR Level: 4.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD570L
DRA: 60

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee!

By Loney

Illustrated by Mallett

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 970L
DRA: 40

HC: $18.95
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Midnight Teacher

By Halfmann

Illustrated by Ladd

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 29

DRA: 50

HC: $18.95
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The Story of Tennis Champion Arthur Ashe

By Hubbard

Illustrated by Belford

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: X
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 7
Intervention: 30

DRA: 60

PB: $8.95
6PK: $53.70
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Etched in Clay

By Cheng

Illustrated by Cheng

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 4 - 8
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.0 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 790L
SRC: 5.2
DRA: 44

PB: $12.95
EBOOK: $9.99
6PK: $77.70
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Hammering for Freedom

By Hubbard

Illustrated by Holyfield

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 7
Intervention: 28

DRA: 44

HC: $17.95
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As Fast As Words Could Fly

By Tuck

Illustrated by Velasquez

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 7
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD700L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70