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RISE! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou – PPBF & Black History Month

Title: Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou Author: Bethany Hegedus Illustrator: Tonya Engel  Publisher: Lee & Low Books, 2019 Ages: 9-18 Themes: poetry, freedom, biography, black history month, poet, author, African American, civil rights, modern American writers Genre: biography … Continue reading

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So Tall Within – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: So Tall Within – Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk To Freedom Written by: Gary D. Schmidt Illustrated by: Daniel Minter Published by: Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Ages: 8-18 Themes: slavery, freedom, civil rights, Sojourner Truth, mighty women, emancipation, leadership Genre: biography     … Continue reading

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An A to Zed of the USA by a European Nomad – I & J

Independence During my 5+ years in the States, I’ve learned that no single description about the country is accurate. Its large size, ethnic diversity, conflicting ideologies, and tenacious history make it difficult to describe. It’s a country with mind-boggling poverty … Continue reading

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