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Molly, by Golly – Black History Month PPBF

Title: Molly by Golly, The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter Author: Dianne Ochiltree Illustrator: Kathleen Kemly Publisher: Calkin’s Creek, 2012 Ages: 5-8 Themes: African Americans, Firefighters, New York City Genre: legend, biography Opening: “Our Molly is a fine a cook as any … Continue reading

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Ben & the Emancipation Proclamation – Black History Month PPBF

Title: Ben and the Emancipation Declaration Author: Pat Sherman Illustrator: Floyd Cooper Publisher: Eerdman’s Books for Young Readers, 2010 Ages: 8-12 Themes: African Americans, Unites States, President Lincoln, Emancipation, literacy Genre: Fiction Opening: “Excuse me, sir,” Ben tugged on the sleeve of a passing gentleman, “Does that … Continue reading

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Black History Month PPBF – Lift Your Light a Little Higher

Title: Lift Your Light a Little Higher The Story of Stephen Bishop: Slave-Explorer Author: Heather Henson Illustrator: Bryan Collier Publisher: Athenium Books for Young Readers, 2016 Ages: 6-9 Themes: Slavery, exploration, caving, reading, pioneers, biography, Kentucky, Mammoth cave Opening: The past is like … Continue reading

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