1 Aug Claudette Colvin Refuses to Move: Courageous Kid of the Civil Rights Movement by Ebony Joy Wilkins and Mark Simmons. Capstone Books Claudette’s court case results in overturning Alabama’s unconstitutional laws and provides greater freedom for black Americans everywhere. 4 Aug The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds. Reed.Simon & Schuster As violent protests engulf LA and the city… Read More August Releases
It’s August! I really expected these days to drag by while we’re suspended in the days of COVID but, they haven’t. We’re in the 8th month of 2020. I still need to put together my list of August releases. I should have it up by the end of the week. August is my dad’s birth… Read More Monday Musings
Children are precious. While I do not believe they are little adults, I also do not believe they are blank slates. I believe that while they have numerous gifts and talents to share with the world, that all children maintain an innocence regarding the world that surrounds them. I believe this for all children. Unfortunately,… Read More SundayEveningReads
“This, for the purpose of this celebration, is the 4th of July. It is the birthday of your National Independence, and of your political freedom.” ~Frederick Douglass Young Adult Teens are more aware of what hasn’t been taught in US History classes and are able to take more responsibility for their own learning. “What to… Read More Booklist: What Does Freedom Mean to Black Americans?
I’m blogging at School Library Journal’s Fuse#8 this week. I hope you can make it over there and read my posts. And then, stick around because Elizabeth Bird is pretty awesome at blogging! http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2020/06/22/passthemic-edith-campbell-takes-over-a-fuse-8-production/ Edith Campbell, an assistant librarian in the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University, takes over a Fuse #8 Production… Read More I’m Blogging Elsewhere