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Black History Month Kid Lit Review of “Be A King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You” by Carole Boston Weatherford

This book begins with two quotes. The first is from the late Congresswoman Shirley Chishom: “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” The second is from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Everybody can … Continue reading

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Black History Month Kid Lit Review of “Hammering for Freedom” by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

This book tells the true story of William “Bill” Lewis, born into slavery around 1810. His biological father was Colonel James Lewis, a slaveholder who owned a plantation in Winchester, Tennessee. Colonel Lewis decided Bill should train to be a … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Incredible Sporting Champions (Brilliant Women)” by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw

This illustrated book for readers aged nine and up is part of a series of books about “brilliant women” who have made their marks in fields traditionally seen as only appropriate for men. There are eight women who receive four-page … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Wild Ideas” by Elin Kelsey

The author of this book has a PhD in environmental science education, and works magic in this overview of the ways in which animals employ problem-solving strategies to navigate through the world. She explains in her note: “Problems are a … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Math Curse” by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith

I love books by Jon Scieszka. He is so clever, and manages to turn topics like science and math into pure laugh-out-loud fun, all the while surreptitiously teaching something to his readers. In this book, the young boy who narrates … Continue reading

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