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?
Let’s celebrate Black History Month with Poetry Poetry, you either love it or you hate it.Sometimes you get it sometimes you don’t. Even when you don’t get it you pretend like you do because you don’t want to look like a jerk who doesn’t understand poetry, right? As long as it rhymes, I like it. Everyone […]
Let’s celebrate Black History Month with For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange.
Let’s celebrate Black History Month with Kadir Nelson You know how much I love me some Kadir Nelson, right? You know I couldn’t go more than a minute without featuring his books, right? So Let’s go! Welcome to Channel Kadir Nelson!! Mandela Baby Bear Please, Baby, Please Ellington Was Not a Street Moses D’ya get […]