February is Black History Month (or African American History Month), a time we remember the contributions of African Americans in the United States.
I started early this year, requesting Coretta Scott King award winning books from the public library.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are a piece of American Living History. The student choir was originally formed in 1871 by former slaves. They perform around the country and around the world. In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their song “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry.
Kadir Nelson is my favorite illustrator. His book Moses: When Harriet Tubman led her People to Freedom was one of my favorite reads. I would love a shelf full of books by Kadir Nelson.
My favorite month of the year,