The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963, is a true gem in literature, with its themes and messages inspiring future generations.
Legendborn is a powerful, gripping fantasy that resituates Arthurian legend within a context of US race relations and the legacy of slavery.
Superman Smashes the Klan, byby Gene Luen Yang, is an inspiring, well-handled adaptation that is timely and clever—well worth a read.
Author Mildred D. Taylor won the Coretta Scott King Award and a Newbery Medal for Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry—plus too many more awards to list here.
Jerry Craft’s graphic novels, New Kid and Class Act, are fantastic for classroom discussion—but, more importantly, they are utterly enjoyable reads.
In this episode, I talk with the incredible Dr. Ibram X. Kendi about his nonfiction book for caregivers, How to Raise an Antiracist.
We Are Gems is a beautiful, powerful book that celebrates the voices and rights of not just Asian Americans, but all marginalized races in our society.
In this episode, I talk with Jeanne Walker Harvey, the author of the stunning picture book biography Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas.
Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas is a beautiful and thought-provoking biography for young readers and artists to enjoy. Highly Recommended!
Writing Boycotts, Strikes, and Marches during such a turbulent time brought home to me the Civil Rights Era’s realities like nothing else.