Picture Book of the Day
Climbing Lincoln’s Steps: The African American Journey
by Suzanne Slade (Author) and Colin Bootman (Illustrator)
Booktalk: The marble steps of our capitol’s Lincoln Memorial have witnessed key moments in African American history.
Snippet: The statue was unveiled to the public in 1922 in a building called the Lincoln Memorial. Since then, many people have climbed the steps leading to Abraham’s statue–inspired to take another step for change.
Chapter Book of the Day
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March
by Cynthia Levinson (Author)
Booktalk: We ve Got a Job tells the little-known story of the 4,000 black elementary-, middle-, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail in Birmingham, Alalama, between May 2 and May 11, 1963. Fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi s and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. s precept to fill the jails, they succeeded where adults had failed in desegregating one of the most racially violent cities in America. Focusing on four of the original participants who have participated in extensive interviews, We ve Got a Job recounts the astonishing events before, during, and after the Children s March.
Snippet: Segregation in Birmingham wasn’t just a way of life. It was the law. The city’s Racial Segregration Ordinances, adopted in 1951, demanded almost total separation of blacks and whites.
**Cynthia is one of my former students!**
Nonfiction Book Blast 2012
Deborah Hopkinson booktalks A Boy Called Dickens
on the Nonfiction Book Blast blog today…
(His 200th birthday is tomorrow!)
Save the date! June 23, 2012 Nonfiction Book Blast 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Publishing’s Ecosystem on the Brink: The Backstory | The Authors Guild Blog
My NEW chapter book is Save the Best for Last, Abby (All-Star Cheerleaders)
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