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Mirror, Mirror A Book of Reversible Verse

Mirror, Mirror A Book of Reversible Verse

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror Mirror is a book of poems about classic fairy tales. You read each poem and then you read each poem again backwards, reading each line in reverse order. It’s amazing and hard to believe, but both poems work. This seems unbelievably difficult to me. To make it even more complicated, when you read the poem in one direction, it is from one character’s point of view and when you read the poem backwards it is from a different character’s point of view. I have no idea how the author managed to do this. It’s word brilliant! THEN, to make the poems even more amazing, the illustrator, Josée Masse, made the pictures the same way!

The author and illustrator also teamed up for a second book of mirror poetry called Echo, Echo. The theme in this one is Greek myths.

To test just how hard writing a poem like this might be I gave it a try using Grover and Tyson from the Percy Jackson books. It’s lame, four lines, but hey, I’m a beginner!

Together til the end
Percy is my friend
And now
Brothers in arms

Echo, Echo

See, if you read it from top to bottom it’s about Grover. Percy is his friend at school before Percy knows he’s a demi-god, but then they become brothers in arms in the war against Kronos. If you read the lines in reverse it’s about Tyson. Tyson and Percy are Brothers in arms first fighting their way back into to camp half-blood. It’s only later that they become friends.

My poem kind of works. Trying it showed me that I was right – writing like this is incredibly difficult! You have to consider each line and how it will work for the two different points of view and mine doesn’t even rhyme or anything. Marilyn Singer’s poems have everything: the poems flow right, the rhyming is right and the poems make total sense read both ways. Really. How in the world did she do this? Amazing! These are two amazing books to celebrate April, National Poetry Month.

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If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

If you like reading Greg Heffley’s diary, you might like some of these books that are also about kids trying to make their way in Middle School. Some of these kids are also irreverent (that means disrespectful!) and lazy…just like Greg!  Some of them write in a diary and some don’t, but ALL of them are funny. We highly recommend Big Nate, Timothy Failure, Origami Yoda, Amelia Rules & Dear Dumb Diary!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series:
1: Diary of a Wimpy Kid on CD, eBook
2: Rodrick Rules on CD, eBook
3: The Last Straw on CD, eBook
4: Dog Days on CD, eBook
5: The Ugly Truth on CD, eBook
6: Cabin Fever on CD, eBook
7: The Third Wheel on CD, eBook
8: Hard Luck on CD, eBook
9: The Long Haul on CD, eBook
10: Old School on CD, eBook
11: Double Down on CD, eBook
12: The Getaway on CD, eBook


Galactic Hot Dog Cosmo's Wiener GetawayGalactic Hot Dogs Cosmo’s Wiener Getaway or eAudio by Max Braillier
When Michael G (yes, “G” is his whole last name, and that’s why everyone calls him G-Man) has to keep a journal in Mrs. Rosario’s class at school, naturally he writes about his ambition to have superpowers and join the superheroes of his city (like Captain Thunderman) in the fight for justice. After all, his friend Billy Demon just got an awesome winged flying suit and superpowers of his own, and now he’s the most popular kid in school! Mikey would just love to have superpowers too, but how will he get them? And if he does get them, what will he do with them?
The G-Man Super JournalThe G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins or eBook by Chris Giarrusso
Meet Cosmoe, the Earth-Boy. He’s captain of the Neon Weiner, the finest flying food truck in the galaxy. Along with his bud, Big Humphree, he spends his days cruising the cosmos and staying crazy busy.
Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not ReadingCharlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading or eBook by Tommy Greenwald
Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes go too far.
1: Guide to Not Reading
2: Guide to Extra Credit
3: Guide to Summer Vacation
4: Guide to Making Money
5: Guide to Planet Girl
6: Guide to Not Growing Up
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were MadeTimmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis
Resolving to earn so much money that his mother will no longer stress out over the bills, eleven-year-old Timmy Failure launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear partner named Total but finds their enterprise “Total Failure, Inc.” challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl whom Timmy refuses to acknowledge.
1: Mistakes Were Made, eBook
2: Now Look What You’ve Done, eBook, eAudio
3: We Meet Again, eBook
4: Sanitized for Your Protection, eBook
5: The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have, eBook
6: The Cat Stole My Pants, eBook
The 13-Story TreehouseThe 13-Story Treehouse or eBook by Terry Denton
Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it’s not just any old treehouse, it’s the most amazing treehouse in the world! This treehouse has thirteen stories, a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a secret underground laboratory, and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you are hungry.
DoodlebugDoodlebug by Karen Young
Moving is tough. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen “Dodo” Bussey’s family is making is that she suspects it might be because of her. Her mother gives Dodo a blank notebook, which she uses to chronicle the move and the first days in a new city.
1: Doodlebug
2: Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School)
Big Nate in a Class by HimselfBig Nate in a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce
Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.
1: Big Nate in a Class By Himself, eBook, eAudio
2: Big Nate Strikes Again, eBook, eAudio
3: Big Nate On a Roll, eBook, eAudio
4: Big Nate Goes for Broke, eBook, eAudio
5: Big Nate Flips Out, eBook, eAudio
6. Big Nate In the Zone, eBook, eAudio
7. Big Nate Lives It Up, eBook, eAudio
8. Big Nate Blasts Off, eBook, eAudio
The Strange Case of Origami YodaThe Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.
1: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, eBook
2: Darth Paper Strikes Back, eBook
3: The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, eBook
4: The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett, eBook
5: Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, eBook
6: Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus, eBook
The Whole World's CrazyThe Whole World’s Crazy by Jimmy Gownley
In this first book of Amelia’s adventures, Amelia and her friends take on bullies (and Santa!), barely survive gym class, and receive a disgustingly detailed explanation of the infamous Sneeze Barf.
1: The Whole World’s Crazy
2: What Makes You Happy
3: Superheroes
4: When the Past is a Present
5: The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Popular
6: True Things Adults Don’t Want Kids to Know
7: The Meaning of Life and Other Stuff
8: Her Permanent Record
Let's Pretend This Never HappenedLet’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jim Benton
In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.
1: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, eBook
2: My Pants Are Haunted, eBook
3: Am I the Princess or the Frog?, eBook
4: Never Do Anything Ever, eBook
5: Can Adults Become Human?, eBook
6: The Problem With Here is That it’s Where I’m From
7: Never Underestimate Your Dumbness
8: It’s Not My Fault I Know Everything, eBook
9: That’s What Friends Aren’t For
10: The Worst Things in Life Are Also Free
11: OK, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers
12: Me! (Just Like You Only Better)
The Homework MachineThe Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Four fifth-grade students–a geek, a class clown, a teacher’s pet, and a slacker–as well as their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.
Lunch Walks Among UsLunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton
Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in–which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan.
1: Lunch Walks Among Us
2: Attack of the 50-Foot Cupid
3: The Invisible Fran
4: The Fran That Time Forgot
5: Frantastic Voyage
6: The Fran With Four Brains
7: The Frandidate
Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous LifeTales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell
Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.
1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life, eBook, eAudio
2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl, eBook, eAudio
3: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star, eBook, eAudio
4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess, eBook, eAudio
5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All, eBook, eAudio
6: Tales form a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker, eBook, eAudio
7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star, eBook, eAudio
8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After, eBook, eAudio
9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen, eBook, eAudio
10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter, eBook, eAudio
11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy, eBook, eAudio
12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe, eBook, eAudio
The Adventures of Captain UnderpantsThe Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.
1: The Adventures of Captain Underpants, eBook
2: The Attack of the Talking Toilets, eBook
3: The Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies…, eBook
4: The Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants, eBook
5: TheWrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman, eBook
6: The Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1, eBook
7: The Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2, eBook
8: The Revenge of the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People, eBook
9: The Terrifying Re-Turn of Tippy Tinkletrousers, eBook
10: The Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers, eBook
11: The Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000, eBook
12: The Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot, eBook
The Adventures of Captain UnderpantsMiddle School is Worse Than Meatloaf by Jennifer Holm
Told entirely through notes, grocery receipts, report cards, bottle caps, and a vast array of other items, this hilarious story follows Ginny, who is having the worst school year ever, as she accidentally dyes her hair pink, throws live frogs in class, and loses the lead role in ballet to her ex-best friend.
The Adventures of Captain UnderpantsSchooled by Gordon Korman
Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.
Secret IdentitySecret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen
Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity–Shredderman!
1: Secret Identity, eBook, eAudio
2: Attack of the Tagger, eBook, eAudio
3: Meet the Gecko, eBook, eAudio
4: Enemy Spy, eBook
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author Jeff Kinney

McFadden Lecture Author and illustrator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney, will be at Central Library on Thursday, March 15, 2018. He will speak at 7 p.m. Afterwards he will sign a book for you! You can bring one from home or buy one while you are there.

There will be a limit of one signed book per person.

The event is free and open to the public with seating on a first-come, first served basis. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Kids at Chapelwood Elementary School in Wayne Township asked the popular author some questions that he graciously answered over email. Read the email interview.

  • Official Website: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Wimpy Kid Downloadables
  • FunBrain: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • If you like reading Greg Heffley’s diary, you might like some of these books that are also about kids trying to make their way in Middle School. Some of these kids are also irreverent (that means disrespectful!) and lazy…just like Greg!  Some of them write in a diary and some don’t, but ALL of them are funny. We highly recommend Big Nate, Timothy Failure, Origami Yoda, Amelia Rules & Dear Dumb Diary! IndyPL Kids’ Blog: Books to Read If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series:
#1: Diary of a Wimpy Kid on CD, eBook
#2: Rodrick Rules on CD, eBook
#3: The Last Straw on CD, eBook
#4: Dog Days on CD, eBook
#5: The Ugly Truth on CD, eBook
#6: Cabin Fever on CD, eBook
#7: The Third Wheel on CD, eBook
#8: Hard Luck on CD, eBook
#9: The Long Haul on CD, eBook
#10: Old School on CD, eBook
#11: Double Down on CD, eBook
#12: The Getaway on CD, eBook

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Read Thru History: Black History Timeline 1954-1968

Read Thru History: Black History Timeline 1954-1968

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Read Through History: Civil Rights Timeline to 1954
Read Through History: Civil Right Timeline Since 1968

To the Mountaintop was written by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Charlayne was one of the first black students admitted to the University of Georgia in 1961. In this book, Charlayne tells her own story as well as the stories of other people, children and young adults like her, who played very important roles in the Civil Rights Movement. It is an interesting book because she was so young. We can listen to her own story in her own words. Eyewitness accounts help us experience an event firsthand. We can take a moment to walk in someone else’s shoes. By reading the accounts of people who who were alive at the time, we can empathize with their suffering and understand why the Civil Rights Movement was so important to ensure their safety and freedom.

In To the Mountaintop, one of the people Charlayne talks about is Ruby Bridges, the first black child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ruby was in elementary school, Charlayne was in college, both were brave enough to do something first. Ruby, in particular, became an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. An icon is a person or Problem We All Live With painting by Norman Rockwellthing that represents something bigger. Ruby was a little girl, but became a symbol of the struggle for Civil Rights for all black people in our country. One of the things that helped make Ruby an icon is this painting by American painter Norman Rockwell. The painting shows Ruby being escorted to school by four US Marshals. Four. It took four law enforcement officers to protect her. That is really hard to understand; that a child would need escorted to school like that. The painting is called “The Problem We All Live With“. In 2011 President Barack Obama arranged to borrow the painting from the Norman Rockwell museum. He had it hung outside the Oval Office and invited Ruby to come see it. Watch this video carefully to hear President Obama say something important:

“I think it’s fair to say that if it hadn’t been for you guys, I might not be here and we wouldn’t be looking at this together.”

He said something very similar during his campaign for President in 2007.

“I’m here because somebody marched. I’m here because you all sacrificed for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants.” ~Speech, Selma Voting Rights March Commemoration in Selma, Alabama, March 4, 2007

Listed below is a timeline of important events of the Civil Rights Movement. These events culminated with the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. For each event a few books are listed, both fiction and non-fiction, that bring the events and people to life. Take a book walk through history to learn about these fascinating, determined, brave people who stood together so no one stood alone.


1954: Brown Vs. Board of Education was a landmark United States Supreme Court case. The Court declared state laws allowing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. It was a major victory and important turning point for the Civil Rights Movement. The decision by the Court was unanimous (9–0). Unanimous means all of the supreme court justices agreed.


Brown v. Board of Education a Fight for Simple JusticeRemember the Journey to School Integration

1955: The Lynching of Emmett Till

Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 after allegedly offending a white woman in a grocery store. His killers were acquitted. The trial and acquittal drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African-Americans in the United States. Emmett’s death became a rallying cry that helped people all over the country realize the critical importance of the Civil Rights Movement.


Midnight Without a Moon

1955-1956: Montgomery Bus Boycott

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a protest against racially segregated seats on the public buses in Montgomery, Alabama. It sounds very strange today, but back then it was actually illegal for a black person and a white person to sit next to each other on a bus. The bus riding rules up to this point stated that African Americans could not be hired as bus drivers, had to ride in seats at the back of the bus, and had to give up their seat to a white person.The boycott began when Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white person.


Rosa Parks: My StoryRosaThe Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in PhotographsClaudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice12 Incredible Facts about the Montgomery Bus BoycottBack of the Bus

1957: Little Rock Central High School Integration

The Little Rock Nine was a group of African American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Even though the U.S. Supreme Court had already unanimously said in Brown v. Board of Education that all laws establishing segregated schools were unconstitutional, the students were initially prevented from entering the school. President Eisenhower then sent the 101st Airborne and the Arkansas National Guard to escort the students to school.


The Lions of Little RockThe Little Rock nine: a primary source exploration of the battle for school integrationThe story of the Little Rock Nine and school desegregation in photographsLittle Rock girl 1957 : how a photograph changed the fight for integration

1960: Greensboro, North Carolina Sit Ins 

The Greensboro Sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests against the segregated seating at lunch counters in restaurants. In Greensboro, North Carolina, four men sat down at the all-white lunch counter but no one would take their order. They sat quietly until the counter closed. The next day, joined by more people, they did the same thing. More people joined each day at more restaurants and in more cities. Sales at the boycotted stores went way down and gradually, the stores abandoned their segregation rules. Similar protests helped change segregation policies at libraries, beaches, parks, swimming pools and museums. When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 finally passed, it ordered desegregation of all public places.


Sit-in : how four friends stood up by sitting downFreedom on the MenuMake a ChangeThese HandsSeeds of Freedom

1960: Ruby Bridges New Orleans, Louisiana

Ruby Bridges was the first black child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in Louisiana in 1960. Bridges and her mother were escorted to school by four federal marshals for the entire school year.


The Story of Ruby BridgesThrough My Eyes

1961: Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders were people who rode on buses to protest segregated seating. The United States Supreme Court had already ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional, but the law was not enforced. In protest, mixed racial groups rode the buses together to challenge the rules. The riders drew attention to the states that were not following federal law.


Night on FirePreaching to the ChickensThe story of the civil rights freedom rides in photographsShe Stood for Freedom

1963: Birmingham Children’s March

Birmingham Children’s March was a march by hundreds of school children in Birmingham, Alabama, May 2–5, 1963. The children left school and walked downtown to talk to the mayor about segregation. Many children were arrested. Fire hoses and police dogs were used to stop the march. This event compelled President Kennedy to publicly support federal civil rights legislation and led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.


The Youngest MarcherWe've Got a JobBirmingham 1963When the Children Marched

1963: March on Washington

The March on Washington took place in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. The purpose of the march was to stand up for civil rights for African Americans. At the march, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. The march helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Voices from the March on WashingtonAs Good As AnybodyWe MarchI Have a DreamMarch On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the WorldMartin's Dream DayThe March on Washington Primary Source ExplorationThe Story of the Civil Rights March on Washington in PhotographsMarching for Freedom

1963: 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, September 15, 1963. Four members of the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb beneath the steps at the church, killing four little girls and injuring 22 others.


A Thousand Never EversThe Watsons Go to BirminghamBirmingham Sunday

1964: Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.


Glory BeThe Civil Rights Act of 1964 a Primary Source Exploration>Freedom SummerFreedom Summer

1965: Voting Marches & the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Selma to Montgomery Voting Marches were three protest marches along the 54-mile highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital, Montgomery, Alabama. The marches were organized to support African-American citizens who wanted to exercise their constitutional right to vote. The marches contributed to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, federal legislation that prohibits racial discrimination in voting.


The Story of the Selma Voting Rights Marches in PhotographsBlood BrotherTurning 15 on the Road to FreedomRevolutionLillian's Right to VoteGranddaddy's TurnBecause They Marched

To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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Black History: Scientists and Inventors

Black History: Scientists and Inventors

All About Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker is recognized as America’s first female self-made millionaire. Walker made her fortune inventing and selling beauty and hair products for black women through her company, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

You are invited to hear the author of All About Madam C.J. Walker, A’Lelia Bundles, discuss her book Thursday, February 22nd, 6:30pm at Central Library A’Lelia Madam Walker’s great-great granddaughter. Listed below are books, websites & databases that will help you learn about more African American scientists and inventors.

Here are two contributions from African American inventors, both are Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Madam C.J. Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower Sarah Breedlove Walker, better known as Madam C.J. Walker, was a central figure in the development of the African-American market for commercial beauty products. She developed a formula for hair growth and a steel straightening comb and ointment. Starting with door-to-door sales of these products, she built a business empire. Not only did the business bring her personal success, but it also opened up new job opportunities for African-American women as sales agents and Beauty Culturists.

Traffic Signal – Garrett Morgan worked to bring order to busy streets. In 1922 he observed an accident. After seeing the confusion, Morgan improved the stationary Stop and Go lights by adding a warning pause so that drivers knew the light was about to change. An African American, Morgan had difficulty promoting his ideas.

To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black scientists and inventors, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.


Websites:

Biography in Context is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? Biography in Context will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about African American scientists and inventors.


eBooks:

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?Overdrive

National Georgraphic Kids George Washington CarverWhat Color Is My World?

Books:

Mae JemisonAfrican American InventorsBrilliant African American Scientists 9 Exceptional LivesBlack InventorsBlack Stars African American InventorsCharles DrewDaniel Hale WilliamsGarrett MorganGeorge Washington CarverInspiring African American Inventors 9 Inspiring LivesLewis LatimerMadam C.J. Walker Inventor and MillionaireTicktock Banneker's ClockUrban Biologist Danielle Lee

More Info Guides about Black History:


 

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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