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Diversity Reading Challenge Young Adult

I AM #BLACKHISTORYMONTH – #Herstory Lillian’s Right to Vote by Jonah Winter

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 for kids of all ages.

 

What did you think? Powerful, huh? Voting is something we take for granted when not too long ago, many of us wouldn’t have been able to vote. So, turns out, Lillian’s story is our story.

Thanks for watching!

 

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Children Diversity Reading Challenge

The 12 Books of #Diversity for the Holidays Day 6

The 12 Books of #Diversity for the Holidays

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Wow. It’s day six! Here’s a book for you: Lillian’s Right to Vote by Jonah Winter & Shane W. Evans.

Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter & Shane W. Evans

 

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

As Lillian, a one-hundred-year-old African American woman, makes a “long haul up a steep hill” to her polling place, she sees more than trees and sky—she sees her family’s history. She sees the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment and her great-grandfather voting for the first time. She sees her parents trying to register to vote. And she sees herself marching in a protest from Selma to Montgomery. Veteran bestselling picture-book author Jonah Winter and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Shane W. Evans vividly recall America’s battle for civil rights in this lyrical, poignant account of one woman’s fierce determination to make it up the hill and make her voice heard.

What I love about this book is that, as a picture book, it tells the story in a way kids can receive it. Probably best for early elementary grade students but the symbolic way Lillian walks up the hill and sees her history is unmistakably brilliant and probably suitable for even younger kiddos. Kids will get it. Gentle language describing the often violent situations helps to soften the harshness of the historical events.

It’s so incredibly amazing.

I love this book so hard.

And Jonah is the bomb.

Categories
Diversity Reading Challenge Young Adult

I AM #BLACKHISTORYMONTH – #Herstory Lillian’s Right to Vote by Jonah Winter

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 for kids of all ages.

 

What did you think? Powerful, huh? Voting is something we take for granted when not too long ago, many of us wouldn’t have been able to vote. So, turns out, Lillian’s story is our story.

Thanks for watching!

 

Categories
Children Diversity Reading Challenge

The 12 Books of #Diversity for the Holidays DAY 6 – Lillian’s Right to Vote by Jonah Winter & Shane W. Evans

The 12 Books of #Diversity
for the Holidays
Day Six

6-books-of-diversity

Wow. It’s day six! Here’s a book for you: Lillian’s Right to Vote by Jonah Winter & Shane W. Evans.

Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter & Shane W. Evans

 

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

As Lillian, a one-hundred-year-old African American woman, makes a “long haul up a steep hill” to her polling place, she sees more than trees and sky—she sees her family’s history. She sees the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment and her great-grandfather voting for the first time. She sees her parents trying to register to vote. And she sees herself marching in a protest from Selma to Montgomery. Veteran bestselling picture-book author Jonah Winter and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Shane W. Evans vividly recall America’s battle for civil rights in this lyrical, poignant account of one woman’s fierce determination to make it up the hill and make her voice heard.

What I love about this book is that, as a picture book, it tells the story in a way kids can receive it. Probably best for early elementary grade students but the symbolic way Lillian walks up the hill and sees her history is unmistakably brilliant and probably suitable for even younger kiddos. Kids will get it. Gentle language describing the often violent situations helps to soften the harshness of the historical events.

It’s so incredibly amazing.

I love this book so hard.

And Jonah is the bomb.

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Books Children

The MUST READ book for Election Day

Even the littles can take part in the Presidential happenings!

The funny and oh so fun Doreen Cronin

author of Click, Clack, Moo and other fun books

finally has Duck running for PRESIDENT!

Unconventional Librarian Duck for President

DUCK for President has the same quirky farm humor

and of course, Duck’s larger than farm life personality.

Check it out!