Entries Tagged as 'History'

Fifty Cents and a Dream

November 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Books

Review By HEATHER CLARK Fifty Cents and a Dream covers the humble beginnings of Booker T. Washington, from his early life as a slave through his emancipation, early school attendance, and eventual fulfillment of his goal of attending college.Despite being an owned slave, prohibited by law from attending school or possessing books, young Booker has […]

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Buffalo Bird Girl

November 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Books

Review By ANDREA ZOLLMAN In 1906, an elderly Native American named Buffalo Bird Woman related the story of her childhood during the mid-19th Century to a visiting anthropologist. More than 100 years later, author and illustrator S.D. Nelson has transformed her efforts to immortalize the traditions of her people into a picture book for children […]

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The Cart that Carried Martin

October 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Eve Bunting’s latest work has my passion for animals, culture, history, artifacts, and social justice all wrapped up into one children’s book that addresses a brief, albeit important moment in our nation’s collective memory: the funeral procession of Martin Luther King Jr. The Cart that Carried Martin doesn’t focus on Dr. […]

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Paper Son: Lee’s Journey to America

July 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM When I opened the box containing this review copy from Sleeping Bear Press, my visiting sister-in-law told me that she had just finished a unit of teaching with her third graders about “paper sons” in American History. So I knew this might not be the best fit for my young children because […]

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