The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights

One of the loveliest picture books out there actually debuted over five years ago. It is called The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights,...

It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate may be a book about a man born in the 1850’s, but...

Brown Gold

Historians have been known to uncover some pretty amazing things, and Michelle H. Martin, author of Brown Gold: Milestones of African-American Children’s Picture Books,...

When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement

Some writers have the ability to bring the past back to life, and author Robert H. Mayer does just that with his book When...

Lullaby (For a Black Mother)

Most lullaby books focus on the baby’s pleasure as its mother gazes into its eyes and sings a sleepy-time song. But in Lullaby (For...

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