Read Right Now! A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Picture Book Martin Luther King JrStory of the Day:

Watch A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.

A biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights. Read by LeVar Burton – Reading Rainbow Story Time.


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Listen Right Now! George Crum

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Listen Right Now! George Crum

George Crum was an African-American cook and restaurant owner who is often credited with inventing potato chips. Read about more about African-American scientists & inventors.

 


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Read Right Now! Anansi’s Rescue from the River

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Anansis RescueStory of the Day:

Read Anansi’s Rescue from the River 

 

Storyteller Nana Yaa Asantewaa performs the story “Anansi’s Rescue from the River.” The Anansi tales are told by the Ashanti people of Ghana, West Africa, and have been passed down through the generations by oral tradition.


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Listen Right Now! Barack Obama

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Listen Right Now! Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States, the first African-American to hold the office.

 


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Read Right Now! Addy’s Escape to Freedom

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Addys Escape to FreedomStory of the Day:

Read & Play – Addy’s Escape to Freedom

Experience the underground railroad online wearing Addy’s shoes as she and her mother try to outrun slavery.


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Read Right Now! Playground Games

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Playground GamesStory of the Day:

Read Playground Games by Phoebe McGuffee

A picture book about all the games kids play on a playground. Español

 


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Read Right Now! The Hunterman & the Crocodile

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Hunterman and the CrocodileStory of the Day:

Read The Hunterman and the Crocodile: a West African Folktale

by Baba Wagué Diakité

Donso, a West African hunterman, learns the importance of living in harmony with nature and the necessity of placing humans among, not above, all other living things.

 


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Read Right Now! No Mirrors in My Nana’s House

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No Mirrors in Nana's HouseStory of the Day:

Read Right Now! No Mirrors in Nana’s House by Synthia Saint James

A girl discovers the beauty in herself by looking into her Nana’s eyes. From Storyline Online. Read by Tia and Tamera Mowry.


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Free App – Riding With Rosa Parks

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Free App – Riding with Rosa Parks

Read the Free App Riding With Rosa Parks – Readers will read about a period in American history when segregation laws denied African-American people equal rights. The story is told from the point of view of a fictitious character, Marissa, who witnesses the bravery Rosa Parks displayed when she refused to give up her seat on the bus.


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