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Bookshare Takes You to Hallowed Ground for Black History Month

African-American history can be viewed through many lenses. The people, events, time frame, and historic places have all contributed to the tapestry of our nation’s story. Today, as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let’s also reflect upon the theme for February’s Black History Month: Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories. From the “stations” on the Underground Railroad and the uprising at Harper’s Ferry, to the integration of Little Rock Central High School and the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, these places are deeply embedded in the narrative of African-American history. We invite you to…

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Celebrate and Learn About Black History with These Awesome Titles!

February is Black History Month, when we celebrate the achievements of African Americans and honor the generations of people who struggled to achieve equality in American society. Did you know that black history is also celebrated in other countries like Canada and the United Kingdom? In this blog, we have collected a number of worthy titles, many written by black authors*, that you can use in your classroom, read with your child, or read on your own. Titles for Younger Readers by Grades Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine True story of an ingenious man who mailed himself to freedom.…

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Honoring Black History Month – February

February is Black History Month. Did you know that Carter G. Woodson originated Black History Week in 1926 in an effort to place African American history into the study of American history? In preparation for this event, here are titles to check out in the Bookshare library in honor of many individuals who impacted American history. We also invite you to join our discussions on Facebook about these courageous men and women. Carter G. Woodson—A Life in Black History by Jacqueline Goggin (HS, College, Adult) In 1912, Woodson (1875­­–1950) became the first and only individual of slave parentage to earn…

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