Archive | January, 2018

Children’s Books on the Civil Rights Movement

24 Jan

Teaching for Change compiled this list that includes Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins and Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement. Also appropriate for middle grades: Birmingham, 1963, which won multiple awards.

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Oprah for President?

8 Jan

Oprah: The Little Speaker

In her Golden Globe speech, Oprah told girls, “A new day has come!” This picture book shows how the media  mogul got her start–speaking in a rural Mississippi church during the Jim Crow era. She wanted to be paid to talk when she grew up. Could she talk her way into the Oval Office?