Friday, February 12, 2016

Black History Month is in February

It is more important than ever to take note of this month and recognize the history of people who were systematically oppressed and silenced for decades.  In many cases, this is still true today.   It is only through remembering the timelines and the documented stories that we can try to make the future better.

I know I still have part three and four of my massive Black History Month posts to still put up, but thought I would start off this year with a small one of picture books.

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Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass
written by Sean Qualls & Dean Robbins
illustrated by Selina Alko

Good friends Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass meet for tea.

Each one with their own story, they share a conversation. Susan fights for the rights of women and Frederick fights for the rights of his fellow African Americans.


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Talkin' About Bessie:
the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman
written by Nikki Grimes & Barry Moser
illustrated by Earl B. Lewis

Told through the memories of others, this book tells the story of Bessie Coleman, who became the first female African American pilot.

Facing segregation, poverty, gender discrimination and racism, she never let those obstacles break her determination.

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