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November: Civil Rights

 

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December: Embracing Our Past

 

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January: Cultural

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February: Enriching Our Present

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March: Family

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April: Empowering Our Future

 

By Diane Murphy

From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn.

 By Joshua Drummond

With all of his good friends, Joshua’s days are filled with adventures where books, a telescope, a red-superhero cape, rhyming hip-hop verse, twinkling fireflies that light up the magical summer skies above a card board fort in the park― and so much more ― is just what boyhood innocence and imagination is all about.

 


May: Loving the Skin I'm In

Whose Toes are Those

By Jabari Asim

Synopsis
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A perfect book to assist in teaching body parts and the beauty of even the simplest of things; in this case, toes. It fosters awareness of self-esteem and depictions of themselves in which children of color can recognize. From the rhyming text to the introduction of counting, this adorable book will become a favorite for children and parents alike.

Bonus Books

Back of the Bus

By Aaron Reynolds

Synopsis:

From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.


The Neighborhood Mother Goose

By Nina Crews

Synopsis:

A collection of nursery rhymes, both familiar and lesser known, illustrated with photographs in a city setting.

 

Shoebox Sam

By Mary Brigid Barrett

Synopsis:

On Saturdays, Delia and Jesse help Shoebox Sam, who teaches them about charity and love by not only repairing shoes for paying customers, but also giving poor and homeless people the dignity--and footwear--they need.

 

Black All Around!

By Patricia Hubbell

Synopsis: An African American girl contemplates the many wonderful black things around her, from the inside of a pocket, where surprises hide, to the cozy night where there is no light.

 

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