BIPOC Histories

Histories and biographies centering Black, Indigenous and POC leaders, influencers, and everyday people.

Black History for Beginners

Black History for Beginners

by Denise Dennis Author, For Beginners Author and Susan Willmarth Author

Covering a rich history often ignored, Denise Dennis chronicles the struggle from capture and enslavement in Africa …

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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Author

In An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the …

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The Book of Awesome Black Americans: Scientific Pioneers, Trailblazing Entrepreneurs, Barrier-Breaking Activists and Afro-Futurists

The Book of Awesome Black Americans: Scientific Pioneers, Trailblazing Entrepreneurs, Barrier-Breaking Activists and Afro-Futurists

by Monique L. Jones Author

It's a sad and undeniable truth that in the educational system, there is a downplaying of the history and …

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly Author

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of …

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The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther

by Jeffrey Haas Author

Fans of the Malcolm X's autobiography will enjoy this expose of Fred Hampton's life and the role that the …

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World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero

World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero

by Michael Kranish Author

At the end of the 19th Century a young black man called Major Taylor swept the new, hugely popular sport of …

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Major Taylor: World Champion NEW COVER, please post new cover when this is received!

Major Taylor: World Champion NEW COVER, please post new cover when this is received!

by Fred Noland Author

"Hey Lance!" is something people shout at Fred a lot as he bikes down the road. He would much prefer to be …

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Major Taylor poster

Major Taylor poster

by Justseeds Author

Major Taylor was an African American cyclist who won the World One Mile Track Cycling Championship in 1899. He set …

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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

by Geoffrey C. Ward Author

The biography of heavyweight US boxing champ Jack Johnson, a Black sports celebrity who came out of poverty in the …

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Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues

Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues

by Elijah Wald Author

Escaping the Delta is about the life of blues legend Robert Johnson, one of the greatest figures in blues history. …

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500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

by Gord Hill Author

The history of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans is often portrayed as a mutually beneficial process, in …

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500 Years of Resistance Comic Book

500 Years of Resistance Comic Book

by Gord Hill Author and Ward Churchill Foreword

This graphic novel is often brutal, always thought-provoking. Through captivating and haunting imagery, The 500 Years …

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Citizen 13660

Citizen 13660

by Mine Okubo Author

Evocative and emotionally-expressive illustrations, each paired with a caption that show life in a …

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Chicano Movement for Beginners

Chicano Movement for Beginners

by For Beginners Author and Maceo Montoya Author

As the heyday of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s to early 70s fades further into history and as more and more of …

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Black Panthers for Beginners

Black Panthers for Beginners

by Herb Boyd Author, For Beginners Author and Lance Tooks Author

The late 1960s, when the Panthers captured the imagination of the nation’s youth, was a time of regulation. While …

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Black Women for Beginners

Black Women for Beginners

by For Beginners Author, Beverly Hawkins Hall Author and S. Pearl Sharp Author

There are over 519 million Black Women on the planet Earth, give or take a dozen. There’s a Black Woman on each …

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Black Holocaust for Beginners

Black Holocaust for Beginners

by S.E. Anderson Author, Cro-Maat Collective Illustrator, For Beginners Series Editor and Vanessa Holley Illustrator

From the start of the European slave trade around the year 1500 through the U.S. Civil War in 1865, 15 …

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Civil Rights for Beginners

Civil Rights for Beginners

by Paul Von Blum Author, For Beginners Series Editor and Frank Reynoso Author

In this illustrated introduction, Paul Von Blum chronicles the Civil Rights movement in America, beginning with the …

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Run For It: Stories Of Slaves Who Fought For Their Freedom

Run For It: Stories Of Slaves Who Fought For Their Freedom

by Marcelo D'salete Author

Millions of Bantus were forcibly transported to Brazil and enslaved from the 1500's-1800's. Run For It tells …

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Six Days in Cincinnati: A Graphic Account of the Riots That Shook the Nation a Decade Before Black Lives Matter

Six Days in Cincinnati: A Graphic Account of the Riots That Shook the Nation a Decade Before Black Lives Matter

by Dan Méndez Moore Author

This is the graphic history of the 2001 Cincinnati riots, told for the first time from the perspective of the …

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Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Made Bicycling for Everyone

Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Made Bicycling for Everyone

by Joe Biel Author

In the 1890s, bicycling was a cultural activity for the wealthy elite, with a bicycle costing about twenty weeks of a …

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Basquiat

Basquiat

by Soren Glosimodt Mosdal Illustrator and Julian Voloj Author

The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) would come to define the vibrant New York art …

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

by Jane Kent Author and Isabel Munoz Illustrator

Explore the incredible life of Frida Kahlo, one of the greatest artists of all time as well as a radical thinker, …

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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

by Rebel Girls Author and Salini Perera Illustrator

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. …

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The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne

The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne

by Lesa Cline-Ransome Author and John Parra Author

In the early 1900s, Ethel Payne was the daughter of a Pullman Porter with an ear for good stories. She grew up to be …

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

by Amazing Ameziane Author and Titeux Sybille Author

A graphic novel detailing the life of Muhammad Ali - who he was before he became a legendary boxer and activist, as …

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Harold, the People’s Mayor: The Biography of Harold Washington

Harold, the People’s Mayor: The Biography of Harold Washington

by Clarence P Author and Dempsey Travis Author

Harold, the People's Mayor is the authorized biography of Chicago's first black mayor, written by the late …

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An Autobiography of Black Chicago

An Autobiography of Black Chicago

by Dempsey Travis Author

This is a history of Chicago's African-American community through the personal experiences of late civil …

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Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story

Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story

by Alice Bag Author

The coming-of-age memoir of Alicia Armendariz, aka Alice Bag, taking us on a journey through her violent, …

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Paul Robeson for Beginners

Paul Robeson for Beginners

by Paul Von Blum Author, For Beginners Author, Elizabeth Von Notias Author and Ramsess Author

Paul Robeson, despite being one of the greatest Renaissance figures in American history, still remains in relative …

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Angela Davis: An Autobiography

Angela Davis: An Autobiography

by Angela Davis Author

Originally published in 1974 and written when Angela Davis was 25, this is a fine telling of the situations and …

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Assata Shakur is Free poster

Assata Shakur is Free poster

by Molly Fair Author

Targeted by law enforcement as the “soul” of the militant Black Liberation Movement, accused (and …

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Assata: An Autobiography

Assata: An Autobiography

by Assata Shakur Author

With her hands raised on a New Jersey turnpike, Assata Shakur (godmother of Tupac) was shot by state troopers, claiming …

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Malcolm X poster

Malcolm X poster

by Josh MacPhee Author and Justseeds Author

“Armed with the knowledge of our past we can charter a course for our future. Only by knowing where we’ve …

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Malcolm X for Beginners

Malcolm X for Beginners

by Bernard Aquina Doctor Author and For Beginners Author

Powerful narrative and graphics tell the story of Malcolm X's life, his journey of self-discovery, his far-reaching …

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March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

by Andrew Aydin Author, John Lewis Author and Nate Powell Author

Discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman …

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MARCH: Book 3

MARCH: Book 3

by Andrew Aydin Author, John Lewis Author and Nate Powell Author

Congressman Lewis' firsthand account of the civil rights era concludes with images of steely-eyed police, …

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Phoolan Devi: Rebel Queen

Phoolan Devi: Rebel Queen

by Claire Fauvel Author

A big, full-color graphic novel about India's beloved modern-day Robin Hood. Sold into marriage at 11, she escaped …

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Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City

Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City

by Lucas N. N. Burke Author and Judson L. Jeffries Author

In Portland, Oregon, "America's whitest major city," the local Black Panther movement in the 1960s …

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Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers

Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers

In this incredible comprehensive account of the Black Panther movement, get first-hand accounts from people at ground …

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100 African Americans Who Shaped American History

100 African Americans Who Shaped American History

by Chrisanne Beckner Author

A collection of short biographies of 100 influential African Americans who changed history, from the earliest days of …

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Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

by Jamia Wilson Author and Andrea Pippins Illustrator

Short bios, relevant quotes, and vividly colorful illustrations combine to spotlight 52 of history’s black …

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

by Vashti Harrison Author

Let these 40 women who changed the world inspire you and your kiddo to aim for great heights. From Alice Ball …

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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

by Tonya Bolden Author

Frederick Douglass lived a huge life—abolitionist, newspaper reporter, women's rights activist, diplomat, …

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Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland

Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland

by James Robenalt Author

With some mystery, history, violence, black liberation, and important questions on police brutality and the ethics of …

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Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance

Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance

by Adonia E. Lugo, PhD Author

Bicycle/Race paints an unforgettable picture of Los Angeles—and the United States—from the perspective of …

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You Don't Play With Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James

You Don't Play With Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James

by CLR James Author

As the author of not only the seminal work on the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins, but also the finest book …

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Young C.L.R. James

Young C.L.R. James

by Paul Buhle Author, Milton Knight Author and Lawrence Ware Author

This graphic novelette illustrates the early years of C.L.R. James, the son of a family of teachers and in later years …

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Harriet Tubman for Beginners

Harriet Tubman for Beginners

by Annette Alston Author, For Beginners Author, Lynsey Hutchinson Author and Susan Ades Stone Author

Harriet Tubman's name has gone down in history for her escape from slavery and many subsequent trips back to help …

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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives

They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives

by Wesley Lowery Author

Conducting hundreds of interviews during the course of over one year reporting on the ground, Washington Post writer …

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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Author

Police murders of Black people no longer go unnoticed in the public eye and the violence of racism can no …

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Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

by Sybrina Fulton Author and Tracy Martin Author

Years after his tragic, shocking murder, Travyon Martin’s name is still evoked every day. He has become a symbol …

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Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music

Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music

by Rickey Vincent Author

Connecting the black music tradition with the black activist tradition, Party Music brings both into greater focus than …

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The History of Gangster Rap: From Schoolly D to Kendrick Lamar, the Rise of a Great American Art Form

The History of Gangster Rap: From Schoolly D to Kendrick Lamar, the Rise of a Great American Art Form

by Soren Baker Author and Xzibit Foreword

I think we all remember where we were the first time we heard Ice-T bellowing “COP KILLAH!!!” And then he …

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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

by Jose Muñoz Author and Carlos Sampayo Author

Born in Philadelphia in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, …

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Keep On Pushing: Black Power Music From Blues to Hip-Hop

Keep On Pushing: Black Power Music From Blues to Hip-Hop

by Denise Sullivan Author

Music has historically been an important part of the fights for civil rights. In Keep On Pushing, Denise Sullivan tells …

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Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel

Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel

by Alice Walker Author

While working with Women for Women International, Alice Walker traveled to Rwanda and the eastern Congo and …

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Women of Color & Feminism

Women of Color & Feminism

by Maythee Rojas, PhD Author

An in-depth look at feminism from the perspective of race. Rojas, a Latina from a working class background, draws on …

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Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice

Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice

by David Pilgrim Author

For many people in modern America, it is difficult to understand what it was like to be an African American living …

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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

by Charles C. Mann Author

Contrary to what Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine …

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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

by Charles C. Mann Author

From the bestselling author of 1491, this is a deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the …

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Bessie Stringfield: Tales of the Talented Tenth, no. 2

Bessie Stringfield: Tales of the Talented Tenth, no. 2

by Joel Christian Gill Author

Bessie Stringfield, the Motorcycle Queen of Miami, was a pioneer in motorcycling and led an extraordinary life. An …

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Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

by Joel Christian Gill Author

Collecting stories from early African American history, this comic shows how people succeeded in the face of …

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Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

by Joel Christian Gill Author

This graphic novel contains true stories of unknown American heroes. Collecting stories from early African American …

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The Nez Perce Indians

The Nez Perce Indians

by John Gerlach Author

A good hard look at the Nez Perce, also known as the Nimiipuu (or "the real people."). Over the course of 48 …

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Hawaii (1778-1959): From Western Discovery to Statehood

Hawaii (1778-1959): From Western Discovery to Statehood

by John Gerlach Author

Hawaii tells the story of an uncharted melting pot of cultures, homogenized and “conquered” by the United …

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Patch #142: All Power to the People (Black Panther Party)

Patch #142: All Power to the People (Black Panther Party)

by Roz Payne Author

An old standby image from the Black Panthers; an African American civil rights and self-defense organization, active …

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