Let’s celebrate Black History Month with Riding Chance by Christine Kendall I love the premise of this book because it challenges everything you think you know about Black people: that they don’t ride horses (except cowboys). But in Riding Chance, Troy is sent to a stables to care for horses rather then a juvenile detention […]
New music is always a great way to invigorate kids and get them up and moving. Monkey Monkey Music has a new collection of songs, Macaroni available for sale now. Parents may already be familiar with Monkey Monkey Music and Meredith LeVande the creator. Her songs and music videos have been featured on PBS Kids, […]
Let’s celebrate Black History Month with Marvelous Cornelius by Phil Bildner Today’s Black History post includes a story. I hope you enjoy it. Isn’t that the best story? What a great way to teach the history of Hurricane Katrina to little ones.
Let’s celebrate Black History Month with The Door at the Crossroads by Zetta Elliott I had the pleasure of reading Door in January as part of the Cybils speculative fiction judging. There’s so much to like about this book: time travel, romance, historical fiction, and an African American author! One summer night, Genna Colon […]
Let’s celebrate Black History Month with The March Against Fear by Ann Bausum I am especially moved by this compelling book today. When it seems as if the United States should be much farther along in the Civil Rights Movement, a book comes along that makes you question that fact. Are we any better than […]
Let’s celebrate Black History Month with Lillian’s Right to Vote by Jonah Winter Today’s post includes a video. I thought I’d read this great book to you. Take a listen, it’s a picture book that’s powerful and says so much about where African American’s have come when it comes to voting. This book is great […]
Let’s celebrate Black History Month with This President’s Day Let’s Celebrate Our First Black President Here are a few books for kids that feature Barack Obama. Enjoy. Who Is Barack Obama? Of Thee I Sing Yes We Can! Do you know of any other books for kids about our former president?
FEATURE FRIDAY PRESENTS Misfortune Annie and the Locomotive Reaper by Janet “The Kidd” Fogg & “Gusto” Dave Jackson “Annie appealed to me for many reasons…First, because she was a young cowgirl struggling to excel in the man’s world of the wild west. Second, because I thought we could weave ‘lessons-learned’ into the books […]
Today’s book doesn’t celebrate Black History so much as discusses it from its origins. Shackles from the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy starts off with a great opening line, which is actually on the inside flap: NOT ALL SUNKEN TREASURE IS ABOUT GOLD. Isn’t […]
Let’s celebrate Black History Month with The Color Purple by Alice Walker I remember in college first reading this phrase and it struck me; Everything wants to be loved. And I still believe it’s true. Do you have a quote from The Color Purple?