BOOK BRIEFS: African American Children’s Literature
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BOOK BRIEFS: African American Children’s Literature

Have you heard about the courage of Fannie Lou Hamer? How about Harlem songbird Florence Mills? From activists and entertainers to courageous youngsters and track stars, you’ll find stories that inspire. Celebrate Black History Month by exploring these titles (and accompanying resources) from renowned African-American writers, artists, and activists.  For more titles, check out Black … Continue reading

BOOKLight: Meet Author & Illustrator Melissa Sweet
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BOOKLight: Meet Author & Illustrator Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet has illustrated over a hundred books, many of which have won a number of prestigious awards such as the Caldecott honor, Sibert, Orbis Pictus, and the New York Times award. Melissa just completed her first chapter book biography, Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White. She lives in Maine. “I’ve been making … Continue reading

Exploring Girl Power in Multicultural Graphic Novels
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Exploring Girl Power in Multicultural Graphic Novels

This project was completed as part of course requirements for EDCI 5404: Multicultural Children’s Literature.  Below you’ll find a collection of graphic novels featuring diverse female protagonists. From an abolitionist to a superhero, these characters are not just about girl power;  they also represent the audacity of spirit, the courage of souls, and the humanity … Continue reading