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2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition

2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition

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The Doodle 4 Google competition encourages young artists to get creative, and let their imagination and curiosity roam free. Students K-12 from across the U.S. are invited to submit their original doodle based on this year’s unique theme, “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

The national winner will:

  • have his or her doodle displayed on the Google homepage, for 24 hours
  • receive a $30K scholarship and $50K Google for Education grant for a tech lab in their school, along with other goodies
  • and, for the first time ever, the winner will travel to Google’s headquarters in California to spend a day with the Doodle team to bring their doodle to life through animation.

Good Luck!

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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Illustrator Higgins Bond

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Illustrator Higgins Bond

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

BrownBookshelfLogo The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Tamika finds strength in her family, her friends, and herself as she copes with the murder of her father by drug dealers.

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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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Black History – IndyPL Digital Collections

Black History – IndyPL Digital Collections

The Indianapolis Public Library has a digital collection full of digital images that will give you a good look at black history in America and right here in Indiana. These items are the real thing. The collection includes photographs, photographs of artifacts and documents which would be great resources for school reports.

 

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Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – A digital collection of 1,000 artifacts from the museum collection. Selected objects range over school subjects from Social Studies to Science to Geography with a particular emphasis on Indiana. You can visit the whole collection or you can see just the African-American artifacts on the IndyPl Kids Pinterest Board: Black History.

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Free Soil Banner – The Free Soil Banner was a newspaper published in Indianapolis from 1848 to 1854 published by the Free Soil Party. The main plank in the Party’s platform was that slavery should not be extended to the territories newly gained in the war with Mexico, but should be “free soil”, worked by free (as opposed to slave) labor. They stopped short at advocating the abolition of slavery, preferring to contain it to the areas where it was already allowed, believing that it would eventually die out. “Free soil, free speech, free labor, free men.”

 

 

African American Firefighters – On May 19, 1876 Fire Chief W. O. Sherwood appointed the first black men to the Indianapolis Fire Department on 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.

Black firefighters remained segregated from the rest of the Fire Department until the practice was officially ended on Jan. 1, 1960. Hired before integration in 1955, Joseph Kimbrew became the first black Fire Chief of the Indianapolis Fire Department on January 19, 1987.

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The Indianapolis Postcard Collection - This postcard is a photo of the 1943 Negro League Indianapolis Clowns. The postcard collection is a great resource for Indianapolis history, especially if you have to know about a landmark in the city. The we_are_the_shipcollection is mostly made up of postcards of buildings, but I didn’t want to miss pointing out this one. For more information about the negro leagues and black athletes take a look at Black History: Athletes. Especially don’t miss We Are the Ship by Kadir Nelson

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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author/Illustrator Kadir Nelson

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author/Illustrator Kadir Nelson

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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 Kadir Nelson.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Coretta Scott King Heart and Soul A Nation's Hope Mandela

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.

 

Baby Bear, Bib# 1492782

All God’s Critters, Bib# 1185716

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, Bib# 1016232

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Read Right Now! Dinosaurs

Read Right Now! Dinosaurs

Read Right Now! Free Dinosaur eBooks!

DinoMeet WeGiveBooksSmall ReadMeet the Dinosaurs – Small dinosaurs, huge dinosaurs, clever dinosaurs – which do you like best? Discover the dinosaurs’ lost world and share a wonderful adventure with young readers. (DK Readers Pre-Level 1)

DinoDig WeGiveBooksSmall ReadThe Dinosaur Dig – Travel to the Sahara Desert with Josh Smith, real-life archeologist, as he and his crew of intrepid dinosaur hunters face fierce sandstorms and, finally, the joy of discovering a new species of dinosaur!

DinoDetectives WeGiveBooksSmall ReadDinosaur Detectives – This introduction to paleontology weaves together facts about fossil hunting with fictionalized first-person accounts from dinosaur detectives.

Books:

Hadrosuarus Duckbills and Boneheads Dinosaur Fossils Scaly, Spotted Feathered Frilled
You Can Draw Dinosaurs How to Draw Incredible Dinosaurs Origami Dinosaurs Let's Rock Origami

eBooks:

Hadrosaurus2 InsideOut Timeline
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