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MOBC Reading Incentive Program (K - Grade 2)

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Book Reading List (K - 2)

Please choose from the following list of books:

KINDERGARTEN

I Am Jackie Robinson – Brad Meltzer 2015

I Too Am America – Langston Hughes 2012

Who Will I Be, Lord? – Vaunda Micheaux Nelson 2009

Don’t Let Auntie Bell Bless the Table – Vanessa Brantley-Newton 2010

Goodnight Football – Michael Dahl 2014

Princess Grace – Mary Hoffman 2008

Here Comes Trouble – Corinne Demas 2013

Hey Black Child - Useni Eugene Perkins 2017

Where’s Rodney? – Carmen Bogan 2017

 

FIRST GRADE

Old Mikamba Had A Farm – Rachel Isadora 2013

The Book Itch (Freedom, Truth, and Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore) – Vaunda Micheaux Nelson 2015

Misty Copeland – Laurie Calkhoven 2017

Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly 2018

Crown, An Ode to the Fresh Cut – Derrick Barnes 2017

Nikki & Deja, Substitute Trouble – Karen English 2014

Chocolate Me! – Taye Diggs 2011

The Paperboy – Dav Pilkey 1996

 

SECOND GRADE

Ada Twist, Scientist – Andrea Beaty 2016

Beautiful Moon (A Child’s Prayer) – Tonya Bolden 2014

Mae Jemison – Laurie Calkhoven 2016

Preaching to Chickens  (The Story of Young John Lewis) – Jabari Asim 2016

I am Enough – Grace Byers 2018

The Youngest Marcher (The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, A Young Civil Rights Activist – Cynthia Levinson 2017

Misty Copeland – Laurie Calkhoven 2017

Barack Obama – Robin S. Doak 2013

 

Source:  8 Lists of 100 African American Books by School Grades, K-8