Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom, a picture book by Steven Sellers Lapham and Eugene Walton, is a heartwarming story about a young slave whose innate talent leaves its mark on American history. In the book, Philip is a...
Herb Rogers Kent, the Chicago radio icon whose voice spread across the airwaves since just after World War II, died within hours of his final broadcast on Saturday, October 22, 2016. He was 88 years old. Nicknamed “The Cool Gent,”...
Some people just inspire you, and young Maya Penn is one of those people. At age 16, she is already an entrepreneur, philanthropist, animator, computer programmer, artist, and CEO of her eco-friendly fashion company, called Maya's Ideas. Maya has...
There is a wonderful series of leveled readers out there, and it features great bios from history. Today's feature is a book called George Washington Carver, by Kitson Jazynka. America has heard plenty of stories about the genius of George...
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Dance of a Lifetime!

On Sunday, February 21, 2016 106-year young Virginia McLaurin got to see her life-long dream come true when she visited the White House and met America's first African American president Barack Obama, and wife Michelle Obama. Says McLaurin, “I thought...