- Reading Rockets Interview Charles R. Smith Jr. (above) Transcript 
- Reading Rockets: Biography  Charles R. Smith Jr.
- Official Website : Charles R. Smith Jr.
- GoodReads : Charles R. Smith Jr.
- Reading Rockets: Black History Month 
- Scholastic: Black History Month 
- Printable: National African American Read In Color Bookmark 
More about Black History:
- Black History: Athletes 
- Black History: Authors & Illustrators 
- Black History: The Civil Rights Movement 
- Black History: Cowboys & the Old West 
- Black History: IndyPL Digital Collections 
- Black History: Musicians & Singers 
- Black History: Painters & Artists 
- Black History: Scientists & Inventors 
- Black History: Slavery 
To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture  at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.
“To get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks