Monday, February 6, 2012

Read your way through Black History Month!

February is Black History Month and it's a wonderful reason to pick up some amazing literature. Spend a lot of time in the car? Consider these audiobooks!

Do not forget the Coretta Scott King Award winners honored by the American Library Association (the same organization behind the Newbery and Caldecott).

Our local library system has great lists for elementary/middle school readers as well as teens.

Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Picture books - Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia C. McKissack, Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey, and Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Chapter books - Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis, Heaven by Angela Johnson and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Poetry - ellington was not a street by Ntozake Shange and Visiting Langston by Willie Perdomo

For adult and high school readers, I highly recommend The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

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