Category: Historical Figures

#SweetsAndSocialJustice Lizzie Demands A Seat!

Written & Illustrated by:  Beth Anderson & E.B. Lewis Kids Can Cook was illustrated by Esther Coombs For ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Racism Activism Sweets and Social Justice Bravery Courage Cooking   Summary:  Lizzie Demands a Seat!: This… Continue Reading “#SweetsAndSocialJustice Lizzie Demands A Seat!”

Stompin’ at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

Written & Illustrated by:  Moira Rose Donohue & Laura Freeman For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Musicians Jazz Black Culture & Identity Trailblazers   Summary:  Tippity-Tappity Scritchedy-Scratchedy, William Henry “Chick” Webb was always on the drums…even when he didn’t own any!… Continue Reading “Stompin’ at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums”

Empowering Identities: A Roundup

Written & Illustrated by:  Various, check out the individual posts below! For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Own Voices Bicultural Trans Experience LGBTQ Social-Emotional Learning   Books are wonderful things. They reflect our own experiences and provide portals into the experiences… Continue Reading “Empowering Identities: A Roundup”

The ABC’S of Black History

Written & Illustrated by:  Rio Cortez & Lauren Semmer For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Activism Black Culture & Identity Trailblazers Rhyming & Literacy Black Joy   Summary:  As soon as I saw this book, I had an inkling… Continue Reading “The ABC’S of Black History”

Freedom Summer for Young People: The Violent Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

A Girl Named Rosita

2020 STEM Book Roundup

Written & Illustrated by:  See Individual Reviews Below For ages: Elementary & MG Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Women in STEM Activism Environmental Activism Trailblazers Since the end of this…eventful…year is upon us, I decided to make a roundup of some of my favorite… Continue Reading “2020 STEM Book Roundup”

Black Heroes of the Wild West

The Fighting Infantryman: The Story of Albert D.J. Cashier, Transgender Civil War Soldier

Cover Reveal: Escape: One Day We Had To Run

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