Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Favorite Books for Black History Month

(Ashley Hughes background paper, Pink Cat Studio frame, Melonheadz clip art, Kimberly Geswein font)

Of course there are all of the biographies of individuals that are great to read (in fact I'll be posting about biography research later this week or next) but these are just some that I especially like, biography or picture book.

Cause it's more unexpected. ;)

Because the artwork is BEAUTIFUL. 

Great short examples. And the Power of Change.

Lovely. I don't always agree with everything he does but this one I can stand behind 100%. 

Technically I guess this one is more President's Day ... but it's so good! 

There's a reason it got awards. 

 SO good. I'm embarrassed to say I didn't really pay too much attention to it when it was on our state award nominee list. Then I heard the author/illustrator speak and I went back and saw HOW COOL THIS IS. Not for a read aloud in one sitting. But excerpts and definitely writing about the artwork.

 Just for fun ... and it doesn't hurt it's rodeo season in February around here.

Not the "same" Jackie Robinson story.

One of my favorites of his songs. Then the art is so fun.

So ... pretty much anything Kadir Nelson was involved in, it seems. ;)


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