Archive for the ‘People of Color’ Category

by Robert D. San Souci pictures by Jerry Pinkney The Talking Eggs is a retelling of a folktale based on a Creole story from Louisana. It tells the tale of a kind-hearted girl named Blanche who lives with her horrible mother and sister that treat her like their slave. One day after returning with water […]


Sounder

11May10

By William H. Armstrong Sounder is the story of an African American family in the era of sharecropping post the abolition of slavery in America. The story is about told primarily with a focal point on the thoughts and experiences surrounding the family’s oldest son, although I found that the story isn’t really about him […]


The Jacket

11May10

by Andrew Clements In the Jacket, a sixth grade boy named Phil gains a new perspective and awareness of the racial situation in his town, and becomes more cognizant of his own possible prejudices. One day while running late to school, he sees the back of his brother’s jacket and runs to catch up with […]


by Mildred Pitts Walter Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World is about Justin’s struggle in a single-parent household filled with sisters to shape his path to manhood. Justin feels like cleaning and cooking are “woman’s work”, and he wants to part in it. Luckily, Justin is not completely with an adult African American […]


Illustrated by Tom Feelings And accompanied by thirteen major poets’ responses to his art work This project is a unique collaboration between renowned African American poets and one of the most successful African American illustrators. Tom Feelings was the first African-American to be awarded a Caldecott Honor for his illustrations. It includes poems by: Maya […]


Show Way

11May10

By Jacqueline Woodson Illustrated by Hudson Talbott On the front cover, we see a dark background compiled of various photographs of African Americans from the times of slavery. Including among these images is are snippets of text referring to the movement to abolition slavery. There’s a diamond shaped cut out in the middle of the […]


Halle Berry

09May10

by James Robert Parish Ferguson Career Biographies While visiting with family over spring break, I saw a report that my niece did on Halle Berry in her fourth grade class. I read the report, and realized the importance role models like Halle Berry have on young, bi-racial children. Growing up in a family of all […]