This board features picture books, chapter books, and both fiction and non-fiction titles celebrating Black History Month. Also included are select informational internet resources. Titles are part of the juvenile collection located on the second floor of AU Library. Check title availability using the link provided in the pin description. Interested in more titles? Use the library catalog @ https://library.ashland.edu or ask in the IRC for help.
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper (Grades 5 & up). When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson JOH In members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.
Excerpted from A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream by Kristy Dempsey, illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Text copyright 2014 by Kristy Dempsey. Illustrations copyright 2014 by Floyd Cooper. Excerpted by permission of Philomel Books.
Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter: An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of
Harlem Renaissance Party - written and illustrated by Faith Ringgold // Title under consideration for the January 2016 Mock Caldecott event hosted by Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science
In the Coretta Scott King Book Awards presented the John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award to Ekua Holmes for "Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement," written by Carole Boston Weatherford.
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles by Tanya Lee Stone, They became America s first black paratroopers. Why was their story never told? Sibert Medalist Tanya Lee Stone reveals the history of the Triple Nickles during World War