Romare Bearden: Collage of Memories (Sept., $17.95, all ages) by Jan Greenberg. Bearden's collage art and family photos illustrate this biography of the artist, who was born in the South and raised in Harlem.
Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of African American Artists (Feb., $24.95, 10-up) by Tonya Bolden. Published in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this book spotlights the work of 20th-century African-American painters, photographers and sculptors.
Series: Topeka Heights starts up with Princess's Journey and Christopher's" Dilemma (Nov., $10.99 each, 13-18) by Jennifer Burton.
ALLEN & UNWIN
Gezani and the Tricky Baboon (Sept., $14.95, 4-7) by Valanga Khoza, illus. by Sally Rippin. In this tale set in Africa, a boy and a baboon match wits.
Series: Lives in Crisis debuts with The African-American Slave Trade by R.G. Grant and The Civil Rights Movement by Nigel Ritchie (Sept., $14.95 each, paper $8.95, 12-up).
BOYDS MILLS PRESS
Series Reissues: The Town series reissues South Town, North Town, Whose Town? and Return to South Town (Sept., $16.95 each, 12-up) by Lorenz Graham, foreword by Rudine Sims Bishop, afterword by Ruth Graham Siegrist.
Free at Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation (Jan., $19.99, 9-12) by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Shane W. Evans, focuses on African-Americans who Fought for equality between 1863 and 1954.
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights (Mar., $18, 9-12)by Russell Freeman vicars Anderson's life and musical career in the context of the civil rights movement.
Board Book Reprint: Feast for 10 (Oct., $4.95, up to 2) by Cathryn Falwell.
Board Book in Spanish: Fiesta para 10 (Feast for 10) (Mar., $4.95, up to 3) by Cathryn Falwell.
Paperback Reprint: Christmas for 10 (Oct., $6.95, 3-8) by Cathryn Falwell.
Encore, Grace! (Jan., $14.99, 7-11) by Mary Hoffman, illus. by June Allan. As the school year begins, Grace deals with a new girl who makes her feel jealous and the fear that her mother might remarry.
Violet's Music (Jan., $16.99) by Angela Johnson, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith. Violet's love of music brings her together with a true friend.
Portraits of African-American Heroes (Jan., $18.99 7-up) by Tonya Bolden, illus. by Ansel Pitcairn, profiles 20 African-Americans, including Frederick Douglass, Paul Robeson and Shirley Chisholm.
The Ring of the Slave Prince (Jan., $21.99, 12-up) by Bjarne Reuter, trans. by Tiina Nunnally, centers on a hero who learns he is a prince and rescues a slave from drowning.
Series: Black Jazz, Pizzazz, and Razzmatazz adds The BIG Book of African American Activities (Nov., $9.95 paper, 7-12) by Carole Marsh.
GROSSET & DUNLAP
Paperback Series: Smart About Scientists welcomes George Washington Carver: The Peanut Wizard (Jan., $5.99, 5-8) by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Jill Weber.
Thunder Rose (Sept., $16, 5-8) by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by Kadir …