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Suggested Readings

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Suggested Readings

African History

  • Black Man of the Nile - Yosef ben-Jochannan
  • Introduction to African Civilizations - John G. Jackson
  • The African Origins of Civilization - Cheik Anta Diop
  • The Cultural Unity of Black Africa - Cheik Anta Diop
  • Stolen Legacy - George G. M. James
  • Destruction of Black Civilization - Chancellor Williams
  • World's Great Men of Color, Vols. I and II - J. A. Rogers
  • Sex and Race, Vols. I-III - J. A. Rogers
  • Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization - Anthony T. Browder
  • Nile Valley Civilizations - Ivan Van Sertima

African American History

  • Before the Mayflower - Lerone Bennett, Jr.
  • From Slavery to Freedom - John Hope Franklin
  • Notes For An African World Revolution - John Henrik Clarke
  • African American History: A Journey to Liberation - Molefi K. Asante
  • How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney
  • They Came Before Columbus - Ivan Van Sertima
  • Blacks in Science - Ivan Van Sertima
  • Black Inventors of America - McKinley Burt, Jr.
  • Great Negroes: Past and Present - Russell Adams
  • Introduction to Black Studies - Maulana Karenga
  • What They Never Told You in History Class - Kush
  • The Black Holocaust for Beginners - Sam Anderson
  • Peculiar Institution - Kenneth Stampp
  • Africa’s Gift to America - J. A. Rogers
  • Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey - Amy Jacques Garvey
  • Marcus Garvey, Hero - Tony Martin
  • Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa - John Henrik Clarke
  • Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington
  • Life and Times of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass
  • Harriet Tubman - Ann Petry
  • Autobiography of W. E. B. DuBois
  • Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley
  • Malcolm X Speaks - George Brietman
  • Malcolm X, The Man and His Times - John Henrik Clarke
  • King, A Biography - David Lewis

African American Education

  • Miseducation of the Negro - Carter G. Woodson
  • Afrocentricity - Molefi Kete Asante
  • Black Students Guide to Positive Education - Zak Kondo
  • Issues in African American Education - Walter Gill
  • For the Children - Madeline Cartwright
  • Africa Counts - Claudia Zaslavsky
  • SBA: The Reawakening of the African Mind - Asa G. Hilliard III
  • Maroons Within Us - Asa G. Hilliard III
  • Young, Gifted and Black - Asa G. Hilliard III, Theresa Perry, Claude Steele
  • Infusion of African and African American Content in the School Curriculum - Asa G. Hilliard III, Lucretia Payton-Stewart, Larry Obadele Williams
  • The Failure of Public Education in the Black Community - Anyim Palmer
  • The Crisis and Challenge of Black Mis-Education in America - Gyasi A. Foluke
  • African-Centered Schooling in Theory and Practice - Diane S. Pollard
  • The Education of Black People - W.E.B. DuBois and Herbert Aptheker
  • Going to School: the African American Experience - Kofi Lomotey
  • Nationbuilding: Theory and practice in Afrikan-centered education - Kwame Agyei Akoto
  • Too Much Schooling, Too Little Education - Mwalimu J. Shujaa
  • Sailing Against the Wind: African Americans and Women in U.S. Education - Kofi Lometey
  • Educating Our Black Children: New Directions and Radical Approaches - Richard Majors
  • Unbank the Fire: Visions for the Education of African American Children - Janice E. Hale
  • The White Architects of Black Education: Ideology and Power in America, 1865-1954 - William H. Watkins
  • Improving Schools for African American Students: A Reader for Educational Leaders - Sheryl Denbo
  • Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior - Marimba Ani
  • African-Centered Pedagogy:Developing Schools of Achievement for African American Children - Peter C. Murrell, Jr.
  • Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students - Donna Y. Ford
  • Center Shift: An African-Centered Approach for the Multi-Cultural Curriculum - Joan D. Ratteray
  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria - Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Learning to Survive: Black Youth Look for Education and Hope - Atron A. Gentry
  • A Black Parent’s Handbook to Educating Your Children (Outside of the Classroom) - Baruti K. Kafele

Teaching African American Children

  • A Handbook for Teachers of African American Children - Baruti K. Kafele
  • A Talk With Jawanza - Jawanza Kunjufu
  • Black Students/Middle Class Teachers - Jawanza Kunjufu
  • Black Children - Janice Hale
  • Learning While Black - Janice Hale
  • Marva Collins Way - Marva Collins
  • Ordinary Children/Extraordinary Teachers - Marva Collins
  • I Choose To Stay - Salome Thomas-El
  • Black Teachers on Teaching - Michele Foster
  • From Rage to Hope: Strategies for Reclaiming Black and Hispanic Students - Crystal Kuykendall
  • African-Centered Interdisciplinary Multi Level Hands-On Science - Bernida Thompson
  • Positive Afrikan Images for Children (Social Studies Curriculum) - Red Sea Press
  • African American Children: A Self-Empowering Approach to Modifying Behavior Problems and Preventing Academic Failure - Carolyn M. Tucker
  • Heritage - Joyce Jarrett
  • How to Teach Math to Black Students - Shahid Muhammad
  • Motivating / Inspiring African American Children
  • Awakening the Natural Genius of Black Children - Amos N. Wilson
  • Developing Positive Self-Images and Discipline in Black Children - Jawanza Kunjufu
  • To Be Popular or Smart: The Black Peer Group - Jawanza Kunjufu
  • Motivating and Preparing Black Youth for Success - Jawanza Kunjufu
  • Harvesting New Generations: The Positive Development of Black Youth - Useni E. Perkins
  • Doing It My Way: Decision-Making for College Students – Matt Stevens
  • Doing It My Way: A Decision-Making Workbook for Today’s Youth – Matt Stevens
  • Other People's Children: Cultural Conflicts in the Classroom - Lisa Delpit
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching - Geneva Gay
  • Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children - Gloria Ladson-Billings

Connecting With African American Males

  • Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life - Baruti K. Kafele
  • Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Vols. I-IV - Jawanza Kunjufu
  • Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education - Jawanza Kunjufu
  • Raising Black Boys – Jawanza Kunjufu
  • State of Emergency: We Must Save African American Males – Jawanza Kunjufu
  • Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap - Alfred W.Tatum
  • Bringing the Black Boy to Manhood: The Hare Plan - Nathan and Julia Hare
  • Educating African American Males: Detroit’s Malcolm X Academy Solution - Clifford Watson & Geneva Smitherman
  • Educating African American Males: Voices From the Field – Edited by Olatokunbo S. Fashola
  • Educating Black Males: Critical Lessons in Schooling, Community and Power – Ronnie Hopkins
  • Coming of Age - Paul Hill
  • African American Males in School and Society - Vernon C. Polite
  • Practical Application of Social Learning Theories in Educating Young African American Males - George R. Taylor
  • Curriculum Strategies: Social Skills Intervention for Young African Males - George R. Taylor
  • Kill Them Before They Grow: The Misdiagnosis of African American Boys in America’s Classrooms - Michael Porter
  • The Trouble with Black Boys - Pedro A. Noguera
  • Wake Up Young Black Males – Steve Johnson
  • “Yo, Little Brother...”: Basic Rules of Survival for Young African American Males - Anthony Davis & Jeffrey Jackson
  • The Warrior Method – Raymond A. Winbush
  • Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity – Ann Arnett Ferguson
  • Letters to a Young Brother – Hill Harper
  • Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males – Hrabowski, III; Maton & Greif
  • Young, Black and Male in America: An Endangered Species – Edited by Jewelle Taylor Gibbs
  • The Estrangement of Black Male Youth From a Teacher’s Perspective – Jerald McNair
  • Empowering African American Males – Michael Wynn
  • Teaching, Parenting and Mentoring Successful Black Males – Michael Wynn
  • African Centered Rites of Passage and Education - Lathardus Goggins II


  • Developmental Psychology of the Black Child - Amos N. Wilson
  • Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery - Na’im Akbar
  • African-Centered Psychology: Cultural Focusing for Multi-Cultural Competence - Daudi Ajani Ya Azibo
  • Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder – Omar Reid, Sekou Mims, Larry Higginbottom
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – Joy DeGruy Leary


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