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Suggested picture books to introduce students to heroes:

  • Adler, David. A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall.
  • Bruchac, Joseph. Crazy Horse's Vision.
  • Cherry, Lynne. A River Ran Wild.
  • Cooper, Floyd. Mandela.
  • Duncan, Alice Fay. The National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates Everyday People.
  • Fisher, Leonard. Gandhi.
  • Fritz, Jean. Brady.
  • Hughes, Langston. Dream Keeper and Other Poems.
  • Joseph, Lynn. Fly, Bessie, Fly.
  • Kirkpatrick, Katherine. Redcoats and Petticoats.
  • Lawrence, Jacob. Harriet and the Promised Land.
  • McCully, Emily. The Ballot Box Battle.
  • McCully, Emily. The Bobbin Girl.
  • McLerran, Alice. The Ghost Dance.
  • Pinkney, Andrea. Dear Benjamin Banneker.
  • Ransom, Candice. Between Two Worlds.
  • Ringgold, Faith. Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sk.
  • Ringgold, Faith. If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks.
  • Ringgold, Faith. My Dream of Martin Luther King.
  • Rose, Deborah. The People Who Hugged Trees.
  • Sis, Peter. Starry Messenger.
  • Stanley, Diane. Joan of Arc.

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