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Freedom Over Me – Perfect Picture Book Friday

While visiting with author/illustrator Hazel Mitchell last month I had the privilege of accompanying her to visit renowned author, artist, poet, patron Ashley Bryan in his home on Little Cranberry Island, Acadia, Maine. He not only showed us around his … Continue reading

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Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton – PPBF, Diversity Day, 2016

  Celebrating Black History Month! Title: Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses HortonPoet: Author and illustrator: Don Tate Publisher: Peachtree Books, 2015 Themes: slavery, illiteracy, poetry, African American, perseverance, Genre: biography Ages: 6-9 Opening: GEORGE LOVED WORDS. He wanted to learn how to read, … Continue reading

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Dave the Potter – Picture Book Perfect Friday

    Dave the Potter  – Artist, Poet, Slave Written by Laban Carrick Hill Illustrated by Bryan Collier     Published by Little, Brown and Company 2011 Caldecott Honor Book 2011 Themes: Slavery, poetry, pottery, art, faith, African-American history Suitable for ages: 7 – 10 … Continue reading

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