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Taking the Mystery out of Black History Month

It’s February and that means Black History Month! YAY!!!! A month dedicated to celebrating African Americans and all the talents that they bring to the world. Black History Month is a great time to try something new: a book, a work of art, piece of music, etc., anything that was made special by people of color.

The problem is, where do you start?

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To many people, deciding what to do or how to participate in Black History month is a mystery. That’s what ya have me for! I’ll help take the mystery out of what books, why, and for whom.

To kick off Black History Month I’d to remind you of Moses aka Harriet Tubman. This beautifully illustrated picture book written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by my crush¬†Kadir Nelson is a great place to start.

The lils can look at the glorious illustrations. The older ones can listen attentively as you read about Harriet Tubman as she led her people (just like Moses) through the Underground Railroad; parts of which dissect Philadelphia, which is where I live.  You might learn something and you might find a new fave picture book.

Also? This book counts toward the 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge, as it’s written by a person of color AND there’s a person of color on the cover.

BOOM POW.

 

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#AtoZChallenge: M

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There are so so so many good books that start with the letter M it was difficult to choose.

But, I did.

Two books, in fact

Two that are special to me for different reasons.

the first:

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My Lucky Day by Keiko Koszu

This is a funny tale of a smart pig who happens upon a hungry fox.

The fox thinks he’s going to eat the pig, but the pig outsmarts him!

There are so many levels of humor in this book it is appropriate for all ages.

The next book I’m featuring is

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

The illustrations are breathtakingly beautiful by Kadir Nelson

You don’t even need to be able to read to understand the emotion in the story

look at the pain in Harriet’s face

And look at the changes in size of the lettering convey different meaning.

Isn’t that a must add to your multicultural collection?

Do you have an M book for me?