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Homework Help: Black History Month

Heart and Soul [1]

Sometimes history can be overwhelming for me. It’s hard to keep the people and places and dates straight. I really like Heart and Soul because the history unfolds like a story. In fact, the book is written like an old lady talking. It’s like listening to your Grandmother explain it.

This is the kind of book that makes you proud to be a part of your country and it doesn’t matter if you are black or white or young or old. Our country is only 236 years old. That’s a baby country. And in that time we have worked through some struggles that could have ended really badly. Instead, we have struggled together to work out our differences and find common ground and build a life together.

This book shows how a country can go from thinking a black person was property to having a black president. It explains how changes were slowly made to help make that happen. It doesn’t say the job is done, but it shows how we got to where we are today. And it has the BEST paintings. Author: Kadir Nelson [2]

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Books about Black History:

If you like reading about the story of America and African Americans try these::
Traveling [21] Experience [22] Miles [23] Powerful [24]
Crafts [25] Woodson [26] Moving [27] Job [28]
Marching [29] Culture [30] Come [31] Color [32]
Handy [33] Harlem [34] Sugar [35] Courage [36]

To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture [37] at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

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WeNeedDiverseBooks Logo [38]To get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks [38]

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