May 30, 2017

Six Books About Juneteenth!

On June 19, 1865, the slaves in Galveston, Texas received news from the Union Army: the Civil War was over, and, most importantly, they were free. […]
May 30, 2017

18 Books for National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

In 2006, President George Bush signed a proclamation to establish June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The purpose of the month is “to ensure that America […]
March 8, 2017

Women’s History Month: 15 Inspiring Stories of Courageous Women

An article on Unsung Sheroes, posted last year during Black History Month, mentioned the announcement of the “Hidden Figures” movie based on Margot Lee Shetterley’s book […]
February 7, 2017

21 More Books for Black History Month

The importance of remembering one’s history can never be overstated. Choreographer and director Debbie Allen—who is also a children’s author—said, “When a child opens a book […]
December 13, 2016

15 Picture Books for the Holiday Season

Three Wise Men One dark like me Part of His Nativity Award-winning artist, Ashley Bryan provided rich and brilliant illustrations to complement several of Langston Hughes’ […]
November 27, 2016

Children’s Books: Great Gift Ideas from Picture Books to YA

What’s better than reading a book by a great author? Reading another great book by the same author! It’s gift giving time, and an excellent way […]