November 16, 2020 by Mary Ann Cappiello
The Teachers March! captures a powerful moment in U.S. history, celebrates the tenacity and intrepidity of teachers, and has an important role to play in language arts and social studies curriculum.
October 29, 2019 by Erika Thulin Dawes
The Undefeated, a new picture book created by acclaimed author Kwame Alexander and award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson has been described as “a love letter to America. To black America” (book jacket). The text is a poem that traverses the history of the United States, tracing the trauma and the triumphs of Black / African American experiences from enslavement to the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter.
October 22, 2019 by Mary Ann Cappiello
It is the power of the poem that we turn our attention to this week. In particular, we highlight Kwame Alexander’s powerful and prodigious body of work.
April 8, 2019 by Grace Enriquez
“Have you ever been told you are not enough?” With this opening line, author-cartoonist Joel Christian Gill grabs the attention of readers of all ages and introduces us to the legendary Bessie Stringfield, the first African American woman to ride solo across the United States on a motorcycle.
March 3, 2014 by Mary Ann Cappiello
Written by Rita Williams-Garcia Published Amistad, an Imprint of Harper Collins ISBN 978-0—06-193862-7 Grades 5-8 Book Review One Crazy Summer, Williams-Garcia’s first book about Delphine Gaither and her sisters, illuminates the changes brought forth by the civil rights movement, the cultural revolution, and anti-war efforts, and foreshadows the shifting family dynamics ushered in by the women’s […]
by Colby Sharp
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Denise Davila
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Karen Jensen, MLS
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
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