Thurgood By Jonah Winter

Back of Book: Thurgood Marshall was a born lawyer–the loudest talker, funniest joke teller, and best arguer from the time he was a kid growing up in Baltimore in the early 1900s. He would go on to become the star of his high school and college debate teams, a stellar law student at Howard University,Continue reading “Thurgood By Jonah Winter”

Sweet Dreams, Sarah by Vivian Kirkfield

Back of Book: Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a US patent. Working in her furniture store, she recognized a need for a multi-use bed and through hard work, ingenuity, and determination, invented her unique cupboard bed. She built more than a piece of furniture. She built a lifeContinue reading “Sweet Dreams, Sarah by Vivian Kirkfield”

Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound By Kathleen Cornell Berman

Back of Book: As a young musician, Miles Davis heard music everywhere. This biography explores the childhood and early career of a jazz legend as he finds his voice and shapes a new musical sound. Follow his progression from East St. Louis to rural Arkansas, from Julliard and NYC jazz clubs to the prestigious NewportContinue reading “Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound By Kathleen Cornell Berman”

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

Back of Book: this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith, and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world’s greatest heroes. My Review: I received a copy of this picture bookContinue reading “The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander”

Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank By Nancy Churnin

Back of Book: Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born the same year a world apart. Both faced ugly prejudices and violence, which both answered with words of love and faith in humanity. This is the story of their parallel journeys to find hope in darkness and to follow their dreams. My Review:Continue reading “Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank By Nancy Churnin”

Carter Reads the Newspaper By Deborah Hopkinson

Carter G. Woodson didn’t just read history. He changed it.” As the father of Black History Month, he spent his life introducing others to the history of his people. Carter G. Woodson was born to two formerly enslaved people ten years after the end of the Civil War. Though his father could not read, heContinue reading “Carter Reads the Newspaper By Deborah Hopkinson”

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt By Deborah Hopkinson

Back of Book: Clara, a slave, and seamstress on Home Plantation dreams of freedom—not just for herself, but for her family and friends. When she overhears a conversation about the Underground Railroad, she has a flash of inspiration. Using scraps of cloth from her work in the Big House and scraps of information gathered fromContinue reading “Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt By Deborah Hopkinson”