Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More Books & Resources for Black History Month 2010

Books & Resources

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Poetry for Black History Month

Sweethearts of Rhythm:
The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World

Written by Marilyn Nelson
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney


You can read the Booklist review here.
You can read more about the book here.

The Poetry of Music: An Interview with Marilyn Nelson (School Library Journal, 10/29/2009)
Interview with Marilyn Nelson (The Brown Bookshelf)
Click here to listen to Marilyn Nelson read her poem A Wreath for Emmett Till.

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My People
Written by Langston Hughes
Photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr.

You can read the School Library Journal review here.

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Becoming Billie Holiday
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Art by Floyd Cooper

You can read about the book and learn about Billie Holiday here.
Author Interview: Carole Boston Weatherford on Becoming Billie Holiday (Cynsations)
Becoming Billie Holiday: Blog Tour (The Brown Bookshelf)

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Poems to Celebrate Black History Month (Poetry Foundation)
Langston Hughes (The Academy of American Poets)
Phillis Wheatley (The Academy of American Poets)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (The Academy of American Poets)
Black History (The Academy of American Poets)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

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I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory drops, the possibility of uploading our brains onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could encounter in my lifetime.

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yahoo said...

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Anonymous said...

Not sure where to post this but I wanted to ask if anyone has heard of National Clicks?

Can someone help me find it?

Overheard some co-workers talking about it all week but didn't have time to ask so I thought I would post it here to see if someone could help me out.

Seems to be getting alot of buzz right now.

Thanks