Like Martin Luther King, Jr., historian Carter G. Woodson also had a dream: In 1926, he established “Negro History Week,” scheduled to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln, who freed the slaves, and famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. By the 1970s, the celebration had evolved into Black History Month, and we continue to remember and […]READ MORE
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In celebration of Black History Month, we’re pleased to suggest books about African-American pioneers in the fields of aviation, the mathematics of space flight, and civil rights. Inspiration abounds in these stories, containing powerful lessons for our children. Fly, Bessie, Fly by Lynn Joseph, illustrated by Yvonne Buchanan (Simon & Schuster; price varies) Age 4-8 […]READ MORE
Only one month into 2018, and we have been busy! Here’s an update of what we’ve been up to: Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Grant is in Motion The enrollment at our partner sites has begun – we are excited for what’s ahead for these families and children! In addition to quality early […]READ MORE
(Photo © Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images) There are many places around our country, in our states, and in our cities, where we have the freedom of exploring and turning to a textbook because of leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Author Eugenie Laverne Mitchell has said, “The world is your classroom”; and it […]READ MORE
Happy New Year! The observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has us reflecting on the power of diversity awareness, and books can be a natural bridge for conversation! Each selection seeks to inspire, while touching on major themes of identity, diversity, and acceptance—with their own light-hearted spin on topics that could often be challenging […]READ MORE