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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!


Books Diversity Reading Challenge

Discover Your Next Read, Discover Black History Month

Discover Your Next Read, Discover Black History Month

Discover Black History Month

February is Black History Month!  It’s a special time of the year to celebrate the many accomplishments that African Americans have contributed to the world. Why should you care about Black History Month?

  • You know someone who’s Black
  • You don’t know someone who’s Black (and you should)
  • You share similar experiences at Black people but don’t know it
  • You share different experiences than Black people and you can learn from those experiences
  • Black people are not just stereotypes
  • Their contribution to society is vast and varied
  • There are many cool books by, for, or about Black people
  • etc

I will highlight books for, by and about African Americans all this month. I’ll bring you my favorites, ones I want to read, and ones that we can learn from. Think of this month as a very long party. With cake, of course! You’ll never know what you’ll learn from reading a book; you might discover your next great, read.

Join me?


Books Children

Celebrate Black History Month with Kadir Nelson Day 15

Celebrate Black History Month with Kadir Nelson

Black History Month is a great time to discover new authors and illustrators of color. I’ve been crushing on Kadir Nelson for some time now, and try as I might, he seems to allude me.  What better way to celebrate his beautifully moving illustrations by highlighting one book a day during Black History Month?

Testing the Ice


Testing the Ice: A True Story about Jackie Robinson

by Sharon Robinson and Kadir Nelson