Category Archives: Racism

Heroes of Black History: Biographies of Four Great Americans

As Black History Month comes to an end and Women’s History Month begins, the children’s book Heroes of Black History: Biographies of Four Great Americans is a book that observes both. With lots of colorful illustrations that show great emotion, … Continue reading

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

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

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Peas on Earth

What would the world be like if cats and mice got along? Or if everyone were friends like peanut butter and jelly? These ideas and more practical ones are introduced in the delightful board book Peas on Earth, which teaches peace, love … Continue reading

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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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Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

“In the 1940s there were other big band entertainers who were very popular, such as Louis
Armstrong and Count Basie. They were leaders of male bands. The International Sweethearts
of Rhythm was one of the very few all-female bands at the time. Women were discriminated
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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Originally posted on CalicoKidz.com:
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 wanted…

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My Name is Celia Cruz: The Life of Celia Cruz / Me Llamo Celia Cruz: La Vida de Celia Cruz

It’s Hispanic American Heritage Month, and in recognition I’m reviewing the bilingual picture book My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/Mi Llamo Celia Cruz: La Vida de Celia Cruz. Celia Cruz was a salsa music legend, known as the … Continue reading

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