Archive for the ‘African American History Month’ category

Books Celebrating Black History Month

February 11, 2021

Check out these books that celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans!

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad written and illustrated by Don Tate, Peachtree Publishing Company, 2020

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston written by Alicia D. Williams and illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara, Antheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2021

Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner written by Janice N. Harrington and illustrated by Theodore Taylor III, Calkins Creek, 2019

Carter Reads the Newspaper written by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Don Tate, Peachtree Publishing Company, 2019

RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Frank Morrison, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020

That They Lived: African Americans Who Changed the World written by Rochelle Riley and Cristi Smith-Jones, Wayne State University Press, 2021

Black Women in Science written by Kimberly Brown Pellum, PhD, Rockridge Press, 2019

African American History Month

February 13, 2020

This month we celebrate the tenacity and accomplishments of African Americans who made a difference in the history of America. Below are some picture book biographies that readers might enjoy.

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The Youngest Marcher:  The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activistwritten by Cynthia Levinson and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017.

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Counting on Katherine:  How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13written by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Tiemdow Phumiruk, Henry Holt and Co., 2018.

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Mae Among the Stars written by Roda Ahmed and illustrated by Stasia Burrington, HarperCollins, 2018.

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Birth of the Cool:  How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Soundwritten by Kathleen Cornell Berman and illustrated by Keith Henry Brown, Page Street Kids, 2019.

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Carter Reads the Newspaperwritten by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Don Tate, Peachtree Publishing Company, 2019.

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Rise!  From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelouwritten by Bethany Hegedus and illustrated by Tonya Engel, Lee & Low Books, 2019.

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The Undefeatedwritten by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Kadir Nelson, Versify, 2019.

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Dream Builder:  The Story of Architect Philip Freelonwritten by Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrated by Laura Freeman, Lew & Low Books, January 2020.

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The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver, written by Gene Barretta and illustrated by Frank Morrison, Katherine Tegen Books, January 2020.

Watch for this picture book biography coming soon!

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Box:  Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedomwritten by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Michele Wood, Candlewick, April 14, 2020.

 

African American History Month

February 21, 2019

The month of February is dedicated to African American History.

There are many wonderful fiction and nonfiction books available at your library and/or bookstore to help you celebrate this month.

Check out the website below for a list of books that includes picture books to young adult books.

100 Best Children’s Books for African American History Month

And don’t forget to check out the Coretta Scott King Award books for 2019.

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award

A Few Red Drops

Coretta Scott King (Author) Honor Book Awards

Finding Langston

The Parker Inheritance

The Season of Styx Malone

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award

The Stuff of Stars

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Honor Book Awards

Hidden Figures

Let the Children March

Memphis, Martin, And The Mountaintop

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

Monday’s Not Coming

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award

Thank You, Omu!


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