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I AM #BLACKHISTORYMONTH – This President’s Day Let’s Celebrate Our First Black President

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?

 

 

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Heroes of Black History

Heroes of Black History

Did you know that Black History Month is for everyone? That’s right! No matter your ethnicity or how you identify Black History Month is for you. Why? Because we can all learn from history and since Black people are important to our history, it’s important that everyone learn about the contributions to society made by people of color. Besides, just like you like to talk about your heritage (Kiss me I’m Italian) don’t you think people of color want to share their culture as well?

That’s why I’m so excited to share this book with you: Heroes of Black History.  It’s the story of four great Americans: Rosa Parks, former President Barack Obama, Jackie Robinson, and Harriet Tubman.

You’ve probably have studied one or two of these famous people in school or seen the president on TV so why not learn more?  And you know how much I love to read and learn so I thought I’d share this fab book from Time with you! Ps this is the best kind of learning; NO QUIZ!! For example, did you know that Rosa Park’s grandparents had been slaves? That’s pretty shocking isn’t it?  Sometimes history isn’t as far away as you’d think.

If you’re a teacher or a parent and want a helpful guide, I’ve got this super cool curriculum guide for you to help you study or learn all about these four great African Americans.  Click on the link to access the .

I have more cool things for you too: How about a Facts Facts page for each person? Then you and your friends can have a Fast Facts Contest (notice I didn’t say quiz?) and see who knows the most! Access the Fast Facts at this link. It’s a zip file so all you hafta do is download it. Let me know if it doesn’t work, ok?

Time Inc has so great stuff for Black History month and I’m happy to add this title to my collection to share with you.

Also? This non fiction title will TOTALLY count toward the Diversity Reading Challenge!

 

Categories
Books Diversity Reading Challenge

I AM #BLACKHISTORYMONTH – This President’s Day Let’s Celebrate Our First Black President

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?

 

 

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Books Diversity

Black History Month and Diversity

I thought that in honor of Black History Month I would highlight not only books about the African American experience, but books that contain diverse experiences: different colors, ethnicities, lifestyle choices, etc.

Today’s book is
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes

The book is written by the fabulous Nikki Grimes and beautifully illustrated by Bryan Collier.

The text is easy to read and also includes brief snippets of a conversation with a mother and son as she reads the book to him.

and just look at the emotion captured as Barack (aka Barry) contemplates his father’s death.

Regardless of your political beliefs, I feel it is important

to celebrate that we’ve had our first Black president, something

our ancestors never thought possible.

There is also a very cute glimpse of the Obama children!

I give this book 3 paws!