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11 Children’s Books About Purim

11 Children’s Books About Purim

Purim is a Jewish festival that has its roots in the biblical story of Esther. The celebration commemorates Queen Esther and her boldness, which saved the Hebrew people from Haman’s plan to eliminate them. You may also enjoy our lists of Passover, Rosh Hashanah,...
44 Children’s Books About Amazing Black Women

44 Children’s Books About Amazing Black Women

Growing up, I learned about a few African-American women in school: Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks. These three women have made important contributions to our society, but there are many more black women in our country who have helped shape our history....
20 Children’s Books About the Civil Rights Movement

20 Children’s Books About the Civil Rights Movement

The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”...
17 Books About Black Scientists

17 Books About Black Scientists

Think back to the black history you learned about in school. What’s the common theme? Oppression. We learn about the history of the oppression of black people, from slavery to the civil rights movement. And learning this history is extremely important. The...
19 Children’s Books About Rosa Parks

19 Children’s Books About Rosa Parks

Most of us know that Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to move to the back of a public bus in segregated Alabama, starting the Montgomery Bus Boycott. But what else do we know about her? There is much to learn about that one action and the subsequent...
17 Chapter Books About Black Boys

17 Chapter Books About Black Boys

Writing this list taught me something important. We need more books about black boys. The books on this list are compelling stories of young men who are using their brains and hearts to overcome obstacles and challenge preconceived ideas about who they are. And they...

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