Category Archives: Activism

A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall

Today we celebrate Thurgood Marshall, who was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice of the United States. A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall tells the story of how Marshall became one of the most influential trailblazers in American history. As … Continue reading

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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

In 1957, the state of Virginia did not allow blacks and whites to marry. Richard and Mildred Loving got married anyway and were later arrested and thrown in jail – all because they were different races. What came after was … Continue reading

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Nola the Nurse Remembers Katrina

Thirteen years ago today, Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. city of New Orleans. Nola the Nurse Remembers Hurricane Katrina tackles this delicate subject in a sweet picture book that tells the story of how a little girl deals with the life-changing … Continue reading

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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

It’s almost President’s Day, which is the perfect time to review of THEE I SING: A Letter to My Daughters by former president Barack Obama. The book honors many historical figures who made a difference in America, and more importantly it is a … Continue reading

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A Child of the Civil Rights Movement

A Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young-Shelton, tells the story of the civil rights movement with mention of Dr. King, and the role he played, as seen through her then four year-old eyes. Young-Shelton, the daughter of … Continue reading

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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Tomorrow will be the first day of Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, which is dedicated to Helen Keller and all individuals who share the disorder. Helen Keller is one of the exceptional women highlighted in the picture book She Persisted: 13 American Women … Continue reading

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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

At first glance, the board book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type looks like nothing more than a silly children’s book meant to make kids laugh. But it’s so much more! This adorable book teaches children the concept of activism, including negotiation and … Continue reading

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

There are many great women of black history including trailblazers like Harriet Tubman, who literally blazed a trail to freedom for hundreds of slaves. There is also Ruby Bridges, who at the age of six became the first student to  … Continue reading

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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

The first Jewish U.S. female Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, grew up seeing injustice and grew up determined to fight against it. Her story is told in the children’s picture book “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark.” … Continue reading

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Grace for President!

  With all the presidential campaign debates taking place lately, I’m inclined to once again review the awesome children’s book Grace for President – a picture book that is both educational and entertaining. Children will love Grace for President  because it teaches … Continue reading

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