Tag Archives: Black History

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 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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Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman

Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman  tells the story of Bessie Coleman the first African-American woman to receive an international pilot’s license. It is a wonderful book for children, as it teaches the important lesson that no matter where you come … 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
against.” Continue reading

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STORY PAINTER: The Life of Jacob Lawrence

STORY PAINTER: The Life of Jacob Lawrence tells the story of the artist Jacob Lawrence, born in 1917, Jacob, known as “Jake” grew up during the Great Migration, the largest migration of African-Americans to the North, since the days of … Continue reading

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

On Ruby’s first day, a large crowd of angry white people gathered outside.
The people carried signs that said they didn’t want black children in a white school.
People called Ruby names; some wanted to hurt her… the marshals carried guns.
Ruby would hurry through the crowd and not say a word. 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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