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28 Days Later Black History Month Author Zetta Elliott

28 Days Later Black History Month Author Zetta Elliott

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Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Zetta Elliott.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Bird, an artistic young African American boy, expresses himself through drawing as he struggles to understand his older brother’s drug addiction and death, while a family friend, Uncle Son, provides guidance and understanding.

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The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Illustrator Michele Wood

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Illustrator Michele Wood

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Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Michele Wood.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Twelve-year-old Randi, unhappy about moving from Brooklyn to Deer Creek, Tennessee, after her mother’s death, soon finds new friends and a case to solve surrounding a stolen time capsule and rumors of a centuries-old treasure.

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The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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Dwayne Allen’s Black History Month – Super Read Challenge

Dwayne Allen’s Black History Month – Super Read Challenge
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WIN A PAIR OF 2014-2015 COLTS SEASON TICKETS

  • The contest is to promote and encourage adults and children to read more books during February Black History Month and to use their library cards at the various branches and Central Library of the Indianapolis Public Library.
  • The winner of the contest will receive a pair of 2014-2015 Colts season tickets.
  • The contest is open to children and adults who are library card holders. Any library card holder, under the age of 18 years of age, must have a parent/guardian who will be responsible for the prize.
  • Simply by using their Library cards to check out any book during February, patrons are automatically entered in the contest.
  • The contest is limited to books, including books in Overdrive Ebook, Overdrive Audiobook and Audiobook CD formats.
  • Upon entry, each book checked out on a Library card will count as a chance to win.
  • The more books checked out between February 1 and February 28, 2014, the more automatic chances are entered into the contest and the greater the odds of winning.
  • After the contest period ends, one winner will randomly be drawn by computer and notified on March 7, 2014.
  • The winner will be presented the prize at a location and on a date determined by the Indianapolis Colts and the Library.
  • The contest is open to the general public, not Library employees.
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Black History Books for Kids:

Miles Powerful Handy Sugar
Color Courage Job Marching
Time to Break the Silence

Find MORE books about Black History Heroes for Kids:


Black History Books for Adults:

Down to the Crossroads The King Years The March on Washington Waking from the Dream
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Stokely a Life Time Civil Rights Black Firsts
Let Freedom Ring Many Rivers to Cross Controversy and Hope

Websites:


28 Days Later: a Month-Long Black History Celebration of Children’s Books!

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During February, follow 28 Days Later, a month-long Black History Celebration of the best in Picture Books & Chapter Books for kids from the blog, The Brown Bookshelf.  A stand-out author or illustrator will be saluted each day during February.

List of Featured Authors & Illustrators at IndyPL

Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf blog here.


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Indiana Black History Challenge – Learn about outstanding black Hoosiers in medical care and advocacy and test your knowledge by taking the online quiz. The first 5,000 entrants will receive two tickets to the Indiana Experience, and 30 lucky players will receive four tickets to see the Indianapolis Indians. One winner will receive the grand prize – an overnight stay at the Omni Severi Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, four tickets to The Children’s Museum and a household membership to the Indiana Historical Society, which includes free year-round Indiana Experience admission.


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View the works of 18 prominent local African-American artists during the 26th annual presentation of “Meet the Artists,” beginning Wednesday, January 29 and continuing through Saturday, March 22 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. Details


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On May 19, 1876 Fire Chief W. O. Sherwood appointed the first four black men to the Indianapolis Fire Department in Hose Company 9, located at 31 West Saint Joseph Street. This station, eventually renumbered as Station 1 and relocated to 441 Indiana Avenue, grew to become an all-black double company firehouse, with approximately 24 firefighters who rotated through two 24-hour shifts. View Photo Collection


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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author/Illustrator Colin Bootman

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author/Illustrator Colin Bootman

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Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Colin Bootman.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Hey Charleston Climbing Lincoln's Steps A Storm Called Katrina

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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28 Days Later Black History Month Feature Author Ilyasah Shabazz

28 Days Later Black History Month Feature Author Ilyasah Shabazz

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Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Ilyasah Shabazz.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

“Malcolm X grew to be one of America’s most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this inspiring picture book biography celebrates a vision of freedom and justice.”

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The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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