Archive | January, 2019

Feb. 1, 1960: NC A&T students start lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro, NC

31 Jan


Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins tells this story through the eyes of a fictional eyewitness who wants to eat at the whites-only lunch counter. Here’s a bookmark¬†with a banana split recipe to share with your students.

ROOTS OF RAP book trailer

14 Jan

The book dropped January 8, 2019. Nonfiction with a hip hop beat.

For the King Holiday: A picture book with a service learning project built-in

2 Jan

Be a King

MLK would be 90 on January 15. Observe his holiday with my un-biography YOU CAN BE A KING: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S DREAM AND YOU (illustrated by James Ransome). With a service-learning project and reader’s theater built-in, the text lends itself to multiple narrators and a chorus. Add props, music and slides. Or combine the reading with a live paint or quick draw of a King mural. Here’s a planning guide and reader’s theater script. Do share!