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Meet the Author: Jerdine Nolen

Meet the Author: Jerdine Nolen

National African American Read-In

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February 1-28, 2015

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Eliza's Freedom Road Christmas in the Time of Billy Lee Pitching in for Eubie Hewitt Anderson's Big Life
Thunder Rose Big Jabe In My Momma's Kitchen

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Meet the Illustrator: Bryan Collier

Meet the Illustrator: Bryan Collier

National African American Read-In

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February 1-28, 2015

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Books:

My Country Tis of Thee Knock Knock My Dad's Dream For Me America the Beautiful Together We Stand Fifty Cents and a Dream
I Too Am America Dave the Potter Barack Obama Son of Promise Child of Hope Twelve Rounds to Glory the Story of Muhammad Ali
Lift Every Voice and Sing  Rosa John's Secret Dreams the Life of John Lennon Martin's Big Words
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Meet the Author: Kekla Magoon

Meet the Author: Kekla Magoon

National African American Read-In

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February 1-28, 2015

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Books:

The Rock and the River Fire in the Streets Camo Girl

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Black History: Athletes

Black History: Athletes

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Featured Athlete Marshall “Major” Taylor: This is the story of a young African-American boy who grew up in Indianapolis over a hundred years ago. Despite living at a time when African-Americans were often denied basic rights, Marshall Taylor became a world champion cyclist.
Marshall earned the nickname “Major” when he performed bicycle tricks as a very young boy dressed in a military style costume. When he was a teenager he stopped performing tricks and moved on to bicycle racing – and he was really, really good – world champion good! His story is inspiring because he persevered even when there were many people who didn’t want him to even be in a race, let alone win, just because he was African-American. Sometimes he rode fast just to get away from angry people chasing him! Author: Marlene Targ Brill

In Indianapolis, we have the Major Taylor Velodrome, a world-class bicycle racing track named for this cycling great. You can

ride your bike and also use inline skates at the Velodrome. If you want to try riding there, it’s best if you are at least 10 years old. Call ahead and see if you can arrange a time to go try it out. And don’t forget your helmet! 3649 Cold Spring Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46222 Velodrome Phone: 317-327-8356.

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Featured Athlete Oscar RobinsonHave you ever heard of Indiana’s own Olympian Oscar Robertson? In 1955 Oscar went to Crispus Attucks High School. Oscar’s team won the Indiana State Championship, becoming the first all-black school in the nation to win a state title. Robertson led Crispus Attucks to another championship in 1956. Oscar was so good he played in College and went on to win a gold medal with the US Basketball team at the 1960 Olympic Games.

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Books – African-American Athletes:

Sports Athletes2 Ship Fair
Touch Jesse Hope Jump
Trouble Satchel Champ Queen
Henry Jackie Lebron

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