February 2020 Explore Families and Communities

Books of the Month

Text copyright © 2019 by Deborah Hopkinson. Illustrations copyright © 2019 by Don Tate. Images reproduced with permission of the publisher, Peachtree Publishers.

Carter Reads the Newspaper

By Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Don Tate (Peachtree Publishers)

Meet the “father of Black History,” Dr. Carter G. Woodson, and discover the experiences that shaped his passion.    

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Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground

By T.R. Simon (Candlewick Press)

The adventures of the fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her best friend Carrie explore the idea of collective memory and the effects of slavery.

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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Edited by Ibi Zoboi (Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)

Seventeen stories that offer unique perspectives to explore what it means to be young and black in America today.


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