Category Archives: Slavery

Stitch by Stitch by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Stitch by Stitch: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly Sews Her Way to Freedom by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823439638 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Biography What … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Picture Book, *Starred Review, African Americans, Biography, Elizabeth Zunon, Fashion, Slavery | Tagged | Comments Off on Stitch by Stitch by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Amber & Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Julia Iredale

Amber & Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Julia Iredale. Candlewick Press, (9781536201222), 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Historical fiction; novel in verse What did you like about the … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Ancient History, Historical fiction, Julia Iredale, Laura Amy Schlitz, Novel-in-verse, Slavery | Tagged | Comments Off on Amber & Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Julia Iredale

Martin Luther King Jr. : Fighting for Civil Rights – Christine Platt, illustrated by David Shephard

    Martin Luther King Jr. : Fighting for Civil Rights (Trailblazers)  – Christine Platt, illustrated by David Shephard. Random House, 2020. 9780593124550 Format: Paperback Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5  Genre: biography  What did … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, African Americans, Biography, Civil Rights, Prejudice, Racial discrimination, Segregation, Slavery | Tagged | Comments Off on Martin Luther King Jr. : Fighting for Civil Rights – Christine Platt, illustrated by David Shephard

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad  – written and illustrated by Don Tate

   William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad  – written and illustrated by Don Tate, Peachtree Publishing Company, Inc., 9781561459353, 2020 Format:  Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, African Americans, Biography, Don Tate, History, Slavery, Underground Railroad | Tagged | Comments Off on William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad  – written and illustrated by Don Tate

The Story of Civil War Hero ROBERT SMALLS – Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Duane Smith

   The Story of Civil War Hero ROBERT SMALLS – Janet Halfmann, illustrated by  Duane Smith, Lee & Low Books, 9781643790169, c2008, 2020 Format:Softcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Biography What did you like about … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, African Americans, Biography, Civil War, Slavery | Tagged | Comments Off on The Story of Civil War Hero ROBERT SMALLS – Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Duane Smith

Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Michele Wood

Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Michele Wood. Candlewick Press, 9780763691561, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Poetry What did you like about the … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Picture Book, *Starred Review, African Americans, Biography, Carole Boston Weatherford, Michele Wood, Poetry, Slavery | Tagged | Comments Off on Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Michele Wood

Susan B. Anthony: Her Fight for Equal Rights – Monica Kulling, illustrations by Maike Plenzke

       Susan B. Anthony: Her Fight for Equal Rights – Monica Kulling, illustrations by Maike Plenzke, Random House, 9780593119839, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  What did you like about … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Beginning Reader, Biography, Easy / Early Reader, Monica Kulling, Slavery, Suffrage, Women's history | Tagged | Comments Off on Susan B. Anthony: Her Fight for Equal Rights – Monica Kulling, illustrations by Maike Plenzke

Freedom Bird by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by James E. Ransome

Freedom Bird by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by James E. Ransome. Simon & Schuster, 9780689871672, 2020 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Picture Book, African Americans, James E. Ransome, Jerdine Nolen, Slavery | Tagged | Comments Off on Freedom Bird by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by James E. Ransome

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illustrated by Oge Mora

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illustrated by Oge Mora, Schwartz & Wade Books (an imprint of Random House), 9781524768287, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, African Americans, Biography, Slavery | Tagged , | Comments Off on The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illustrated by Oge Mora

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky – Kwame Mbalia

 Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky – Kwame Mbalia, Disney Hyperion, 2019. 9781368039932 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre:   Mythology/Fantasy Fiction What did you like about the book?  A host of … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, African Americans, Fantasy, Folklore, Mythology, Slavery | Tagged | Comments Off on Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky – Kwame Mbalia