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SundayMorningReads

April 23, 2017

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Tomorrow is the big day!! The We’re the People Summer Reading list will be released tomorrow morning! I don’t know if you could tell from the interviews I posted, but the people who volunteer to work on this list are an extremely busy group of people. They are deeply dedicated to children’s literature, social justice […]

Biographys: Black Women in Children’s Lit

March 13, 2017

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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat Ella Fitzgerald by Roxane Orgill and Sean Qualls; Candlewick Press, 2010 This chapter book biography goest back to Ella’s childhood growing up during the Great Depression in New York. Fitzgerald had a hard childhood, essentially growing up in the streets. It was her love of music and talent as a dancer that […]

review: When the Slave Esperança Garcia Wrote a Letter

February 11, 2016

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Title:  When the Slave Esperança Garcia Wrote a Letter Author: Sona Rosa Illustrator: Luciana Justiniani Hees Date: Groundwood Books; 2015 picture book; nonfiction Author Sonia Rose and illustrator Luciana Justiniani Hees created this non-fiction picture book to commemorate the life of Esperanca Garcia, the first enslaved Afro Brasilian to write a letter of petition for her freedom. The date of the writing […]

book review: A Birthday Cake for George Washington

January 13, 2016

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Title: A Birthday Cake for George Washington Author: Ramin Ganeshram; Vanessa Brantley-Newton Date: Scholastic, 2016 Narrator: Delia George Washington and the people he enslaved may receive more attention than any other facet of slavery in the United States. Whether due to the documents that were well maintained by his estate or because some people let […]