Muhammad Ali

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With the recent passing of “The Greatest”—aka, Muhammad Ali, on June 3, 2016, the world seems to have taken an interest in all things...

The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights

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

When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement

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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)

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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...

Brown Gold

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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,...