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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author Camille Yarbrough

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author Camille Yarbrough

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 Camille Yarbrough. 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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28 Day Later Black History Month Featured Author Eric Shabazz Larkin

28 Day Later Black History Month Featured Author Eric Shabazz Larkin

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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 Eric Shabazz Larkin.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

The story of former basketball star and current urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, whose vision of gardening from abandoned urban sites led to a grassroots feeding craze.

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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 Author Pamela Tuck

28 Days Later Black History Month Author Pamela Tuck

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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 Pamela Tuck.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

A thirteen-year-old African American boy in 1960s Greenville, North Carolina, uses his typing skills to make a statement as part of the Civil Rights movement. Based on true events.

As Fast As Words Could Fly

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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2014 Coretta Scott King Awards: P.S. Be Eleven & Knock Knock My Dad’s Dream for Me

2014 Coretta Scott King Awards: P.S. Be Eleven & Knock Knock My Dad’s Dream for Me

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The Coretta Scott King Award is given in January each year to one African American author and one African American illustrator for outstanding books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples.

The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

2014
Author Winner: Rita Williams-Garcia
for P.S. Be Eleven
Author Honor: John Lewis and Andrew Aydin for March
Author Honor: Walter Dean Myers for Darius & Twig
Author Honor: Nikki Grimes for Words with Wings

Illustrator Winner: Bryan Collier for Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
Illustrator Honor: Kadir Nelson for Nelson Mandela

 

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