Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Autobiographies

Autobiographies

Biographies are books written about a person’s life. Autobiographies are a special kind of biography. Autobiographies are written by the person himself or herself. Nobody can tell the story better than the person who lived it!

School Library Journal: Memoirs – Stories from a Life (Booklist)

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Read Right Now! for Black History Month “Free at Last!”

Read Right Now! for Black History Month “Free at Last!”

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Free WeGiveBooksSmall Read Free At Last The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. – A biography of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., who encouraged nonviolent protest to fulfill his dream of an America where people would be judged by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin.

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Read Right Now! for Black History Month “The Hallelujah Flight”

Read Right Now! for Black History Month “The Hallelujah Flight”

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BackBus WeGiveBooksSmall ReadThe Hallelujah Flight – During the Great Depression, the ace black pilot James Banning decided to fly from coast to coast to serve as an inspiration to people everywhere. So with a little ingenuity and a whole lot of heart, he fixed up the dilapidated OXX6 Eagle Rock plane with his co-pilot and mechanic, Thomas Allen, earning them the derisive nickname, “The Flying Hobos.” But with the help of friends and family along the way who signed their names on the wings of the plane in exchange for food, fuel and supplies, Banning and Allen made it through treacherous weather and overcame ruthless prejudice to receive a heroes’ welcome upon landing in New York on October 9, 1932.

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Read Right Now! for Black History Month “Back of the Bus”

Read Right Now! for Black History Month “Back of the Bus”

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BackBus WeGiveBooksSmall ReadThe Back of the Bus – It seems like any other winter day in Montgomery, Alabama. Mama and child are riding where they’re supposed to – way in the back of the bus. The boy passes the time by watching his marble roll up and down the aisle with the motion of the bus, until from way up front a big commotion breaks out. He can’t see what’s going on, but he can see the policeman arrive outside and he can see Mama’s chin grow strong. “There you go, Rosa Parks,” she says, “stirrin’ up a nest of hornets. Tomorrow all this’ll be forgot.” But they both know differently.

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