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A selection of books, exhibition catalogues, and videos related to Jacob Lawrence’s work.

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John Duggleby, Jacob Lawrence. Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998

Nancy Shroyer Howard. Jacob Lawrence: American Scenes, American Struggles (Closer Look Activity Book), Worcester, Massachusetts: Davis Publications, 1996

Peter T. Nesbett, Michelle DuBois. Complete Jacob Lawrence, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000

Peter T. Nesbett (Editor), Michelle Dubois (Editor), Patricia Hills (Editor). Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001

Peter T. Nesbett (Editor) and Michelle DuBois (Editor). Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings, and Murals (1935-1999), A Catalogue Raisonné, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001

Ellen Harkins Wheat. Jacob Lawrence, American Painter, Seattle: University of Washington Press in association with the Seattle Art Museum, 1994

Ellen Harkins Wheat. Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of 1938-40, Hampton, Virginia: Hampton University in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1991

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Gwen Everett, Jacob Lawrence (Illustrator). John Brown: One Man Against Slavery, New York: Rizzoli, 1993

John Hersey, Jacob Lawrence (Illustrator). Hiroshima. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1983

Langston Hughes, Jacob Lawrence (Illustrator). One-Way Ticket, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948

Jacob Lawrence. The Great Migration: An American Story, New York: Harper Collins, 1993

Jacob Lawrence. *Harriet and the Promised Land, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993

Jacob Lawrence (Illustrator), Aesop. Aesop's Fables, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997

Jacob Lawrence. Genesis. [King James version of the book of Genesis, illustrated with eight screen prints by Jacob Lawrence.] New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1990

Walter Dean Myers, Jacob Lawrence (Illustrator). Toussaint L'Ouverture: The Fight for Haiti's Freedom, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996

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Jervis Anderson. This Was Harlem: A Cultural Portrait, 1900-1950, New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981

Kerry Candaele, Spencer Crew, Clayborne Carson (Editor), Darlene Clark Hine (Editor). Bound for Glory 1910-1930: From the Great Migration to the Harlem Renaissance (Milestones in Black American History), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishing, 1996

James L. Collins. John Brown and the Fight against Slavery, Brookfield, MA: Millbrook Press, 1992

Frederick Douglass, Michael McCurdy (Editor). Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass in His Own Words, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994

Hakim, Joy. A History of Us, New York: Oxford University Press, 1994

Jim Haskins. Get on Board: The Story of the Underground Railroad, New York: Scholastic Trade, 1997

Judy Barrett Litoff, Ed.. Since You Went Away: World War II Letters from American Women on the Home Front, New York: Oxford University Press, 1994

Judy Barrett Litoff, Ed.. We’re in This War Too: World War II Letters from American Women in Uniform, New York: Oxford University Press, 1994

Wahneema Lubiano, Ed.. The House That Race Built: Original Essays by Toni Morrison, Angela Y. Davis, Cornel West, and Others on Black Americans and Politics in America Today, New York: Vintage Press, 1998

Kate H. McMullan. The Story of Harriet Tubman, Conductor of the Underground Railroad, Garden City: Doubleday, 1990

Douglas T. Miller, John A. Scott (Editor). Frederick Douglass and the Fight for Freedom, New York: Facts on File, Incorporated, 1993

John P. Parker, Stuart Seely Sprague (Editor). His Promised Land: The Autobiography of John P. Parker, Former Slave and Conductor on the Underground Railroad, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996

M. W. Taylor, Nathan Irvin Huggins (Editor), Coretta Scott King. Harriet Tubman, New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1991

Velma Maia Thomas. Freedom's Children: The Passage from Emancipation to the Great Migration, New York: Crown Publication, 2000

Howard Zinn. A People's History of the United States, New York: Harper Perennial, 1995

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Robert Coles. The South Goes North (Children of Crisis, Vol 3), Boston: Little Brown & Company

George Groh. The Black Migration: The Journey to Urban America, Waybright & Talley, 1972

Maurice Isserman. Journey to Freedom: The African-American Great Migration (Library of African-American History Series), New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1996

Nicholas Lemann. The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, New York: Vintage Books, 1992

Pat McKissack, Patricia C. McKissack. Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinios,1919 (Dear America), New York: Scholastic Trade, 2000

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Claude Brown. Manchild in the Promised Land, New York: MacMillan, 1972

Roger Daniels. Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life, New York: HarperCollins, 1990

America Begins in New York: The Peopling of New York City, A Teacher's Resource Manual on Immigration, New York: New York Historical Society/New York City Board of Education, 2000

Clare Pastore. Fiona McGilray's Story: A Voyage from Ireland in 1849 (Journey to America, 1), Berkley Publishing Group, 2001

Clare Pastore. Aniela Kaminski's Story: A Voyage from Poland During World War II (Journey to America), Berkley Publishing Group, 2001

Clare Pastore. Chantrea Conway's Voyage from Cambodia in 1975 (Journey to America), Berkley Publishing Group, 2001

Alejandro Portes & Ruben G. Rumbaut. Immigrant America: A Portrait, California: University of California Press, 1996

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Ruby Bridges, Margo Lundell. Through My Eyes, New York: Scholastic, Inc, 1999

Cameron McCarthy, Warren Crichlow. Race, Identity and Representation in Education, New York: Routledge, 1993

Alain Leroy Locke, Jeffrey Stewart (Editor). Race Contacts and Interracial Relations: Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Race, Howard University Press, 1992

W.S. Penn. As We Are Now: Mixblood Essays on Race & Identity, New York: McPherson, 1992

Andrea Davis Pinkney, Stephen Alcorn (illustrator). Let It Shine: The Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, Harcourt, 2000

Faith Ringgold. If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999

Felipe Smith. American Body Politics: Race, Gender, and the Black Literary Renaissance, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1998

Mildred D. Taylor, Jerry Pinkney. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Penguin USA, 1991

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Maya Angelou. I know why the caged bird sings, New York: Random House, © 1969

James Baldwin. The Fire Next Time, New York: Dial Press, 1963

———. Notes of A Native Son, Boston: Beacon Press, 1955

Sandra Cisneros. The House on Mango Street, Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1983

Eldridge. Cleaver Soul on Ice, New York: Dell, 1970

J. California Cooper. The Matter is Life, New York: Anchor Books, 1994

W.E.B. DuBois. The Souls of Black Folks, New York: Bantam Books, 1989

Ralph Ellison. Invisible Man, New York: Random House, 1952

Henry Louis Gates & Nellie Y.McKay, eds.. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997

Nikki Giovanni. Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy like My Sister Kate: Looking at the Harlem Renaissance through Poems, New York: Henry Holt Company, Incorporated, 1996

Alex Haley. Roots, Boston: G.H. Hall, 1979

Lorraine Hansberry. A Raisin in the Sun, New York: New American Library, © 1966

Langston Hughes. "My America," The Langston Hughes Reader. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1958

Zora Neale Hurston. Their Eyes Were Watching God, New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1990

James Weldon Johnson. The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man, New York: Dover Books, 1912, 1995

Martin Luther King Jr.. Why We Can’t Wait, New York: Harper and Row, 1964

Maxine Hong Kingston. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts, New York: Knopf, distributed by Random House, 1976

Toni Morrison. Jazz, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992

———. The Bluest Eye, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970

Amy Tan. The Joy Luck Club, New York: Putnam, 1989

———. The Kitchen God’s Wife, New York: Putnam, 1991

Alice Walker.The Color Purple, New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1982

Richard Wright. The Outsider, New York: HarperCollins, 1993

———. Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth, New York: Harper, 1945, 1998

———. Native Son, New York: HarperCollins, 1940, 1998

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Langston Hughes. The Ways of White Folks (Vintage Classics), New York: Vintage Books, 1990

Emily Bernard, editor. Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964, New York: Knopf, 2001

Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad (Editor), David Roessel (Editor). The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, New York: Knopf, 1994

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Paige Henson. Painting with Tempera, The Rourke Book Company, 1999

Altoon Sultan. The Luminous Brush: Painting with Egg Tempera, New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1999

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Public Media Home Vision. Jacob Lawrence: An Intimate Portrait, 1993

Linda Freeman. Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression, 1992

Georgia Public Television. Jacob Lawrence, American Artist, 1986

Jean Walkinshaw. The City is Ours, 1980

Anna Deavere Smith. Fires in the Mirror, 1993

———. Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992, 2000

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