Category Archives: Historical

Harlem Hellfighters

It’s a week away from Memorial Day, and in honor of the holiday, this month’s second blog post is on the book Harlem Hellfighters. It is a great introduction for kids aged 8 and up, who may want to learn about war … 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 … Continue reading

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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Originally posted on Book Buzz 4 Kids:
Loving v. Virginia was a Supreme Court case many are still not aware of. What’s unique about Loving v. Virginia is that it had no political motivation, it was motivated by love. Two people…

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Amazing Places

“Just think, when Mother was my age,
she could build a fire with sparks from rocks, catch a bunch of grasshoppers…”
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Biblio Burro: A True Story from Columbia

Written & illustrated by: Jeanette Winter What would you do if there were no books available to read to your children? What if there were no libraries that gave children access to books? This was the case for many villages in … Continue reading

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I Am Amelia Earhart

 I am Amelia Earhart. When I was little,  people told me that girls should wear dresses and play with dolls.  They said we shouldn’t have “unladylike” adventures. I didn’t agree. It’s Women’s History Month, and what better time to learn about … Continue reading

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D is for Drinking Gourd

L is for Little Rock Nine, the students who integrated school at Little Rock, Arkansas’s Central High – protected under military rule. D is for Drinking Gourd is a wonderful picture book that tells the African-American story with beautiful illustrations … Continue reading

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