They have a nice book on the Harlem Renaissance. It includes historical background for students as well as carefully selected literature and art: poetry, short stories, essays, photographs, and paintings. I have used it with 7th graders and 10th graders with much success.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Among the Hidden (Margaret Peterson Haddix)
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Mark Twain)