Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Black History Month: Books for 12 and under

I’ve known Jill Swanson for a long time. You’d have to look far and wide to find someone more devoted to education and good books. Her blog is amazing–brimming with suggestions and reviews of books for children 12 and younger.

During Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday week, she featured books pertinent to Black History Month.

On Monday, there were books about Dr. King, Marian Anderson, Rosa Parks Ruby Bridges, Ida B. Wells, and more.

On Tuesday, there’s a chapter book set in the 1960s Civil Rights years.

On Wednesday, she features the winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

Thursday’s book follows the stories of some of the brave children of Selma, Alabama.

I’ve linked here to pages with other books on the same topics, including some written for older than 12 years old. But please don’t miss Jill’s excellent choices and thoughtful reviews.

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3 Responses to “Black History Month: Books for 12 and under”

  1. Thank you so much for posting a link to Jill’s website. As a lover of children’s lit I’m sure there will be lots of enjoyment in spending time there.

  2. Thanks for the link to Jill’s blog. It looks like a wonderful resource for children’s books!

  3. I’m so excited to find Jill’s blog through your post!!! Thank you…
    Can’t wait for “after bedtimes” to peruse.

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