She Was the First! The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm

Written By: Katheryn Russell-Brown Illustrated by: Eric Velasquez For Ages: 6-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Own Voices, Politics, Women in Politics, Black Culture & Identity, Leadership. Summary: Two books about the powerhouse that is Shirley Chisholm published in the same summer?? My dreams are coming true! This biographical picture book gives lots…

Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library

Written by:┬áCarole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by: Eric Velasquez For ages: 8-12 years old, or a confident reading level. Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Fiction, Historic Figures, Literacy, Trailblazers, Afro-Puerto Rican Figures, Professional Life, Schomburg Library.  Summary: This book was sent to us by Candlewick Press, but all opinions are our own! This book is hefty! It is crammed with information about…