A nonfiction Little Golden Book about an American leader every child should know! This Little Golden Book captures the essence of Martin Luther King, Jr. for the littlest readers. They'll learn how his childhood in segregated Atlanta—and in his father's church—shaped the future civil rights leader. And they'll gain a clear understanding of the way he became an eloquent, powerful voice for African Americans.
Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography all about the Mexican artist Frida Khalo! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers! This Little Golden Book captures the essence of Frida Kahlo for the youngest readers. From overcoming illness, to being one of only a handful of girls at her school in Mexico, to having her paintings hanging in museums, this is an inspiring read for future trailblazers and their parents! Features informative text and colorful illustrations inspired by Frida's own artwork. Read all the Little Golden Book biographies: My Little Golden Book About Kamala Harris, My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo, My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg, My Little Golden Book About Jackie Robinson, My Little Golden Book About Martin Luther King Jr., My Little Golden Book About George Washington, My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln, My Little Golden Book About Balto, and My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed.
A nonfiction Little Golden Book about an American every child should know! In this simple yet lively book, preschoolers will be introduced to John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Lyrical text and bright, appealing artwork capture the essence of this important American. Little ones will enjoy engaging anecdotes about Johnny Appleseed, beginning with the young John, who liked to walk barefoot in the cool, quiet woods. They’ll gain a clear understanding of the way he helped American settlers by walking a hundred thousand miles in his lifetime, for over fifty years, to plant seeds. Fun facts at the end—such as how Johnny Appleseed looked poor in his worn-out clothes, but died owning over a thousand acres of land—round out this nonfiction book with typical Little Golden Book style and warmth.
A Little Golden Book biography about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, written for preschoolers. This Little Golden Book is a compelling introduction to an inspiring woman, written for the youngest readers. From a young age, Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew that she wanted to fight for girls and women to have equal rights. She studied and worked very hard and became just the second woman--and the first Jewish woman--to be a United States Supreme Court Justice. This is a terrific read for future trailblazers and their parents! Look for these other Little Golden Book biographies: My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo, My Little Golden Book About Jackie Robinson, My Little Golden Book About Martin Luther King Jr., My Little Golden Book About George Washington, My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln, My Little Golden Book About Balto, and My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed.
George Washington comes alive for preschoolers in this all-American Little Golden Book! Bright, appealing artwork and simple words introduce the youngest readers to our first president with engaging anecdotes, beginning with how young George liked to study and ride his horse. Fun facts at the end—such as that Washington’s image can be found on our dollar bill, our postage stamps, and on Mount Rushmore—round out this charming Little Golden Book. And look for: My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln.
This exciting true story of a brave sled dog is perfect for preschoolers. Travel alongside Balto, the famous sled dog, as he races across frozen Alaska in 1925 with lifesaving medicine! This exciting true tale of a heroic dog will thrill young boys and girls. Full of engaging colorful artwork and little-known facts--including what happened to Balto in his later years--My Little Golden Book About Balto will be read again and again!
A nonfiction Little Golden Book about the trailblazing baseball player! This Little Golden Book captures the essence of Jackie Robinson for the littlest readers. Lively text and compelling artwork detail Robinson's remakable journey from childhood, to playing for the Negro Leagues, to then becoming the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Little ones will be inspired by the many challenges Robinson gracefully rose to, while they learn important baseball and civil rights history.
A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights
Author: Tananarive Due
Publisher: One World
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Patricia Stephens Due fought for justice during the height of the Civil Rights era. Her daughter, Tananarive, grew up deeply enmeshed in the values of a family committed to making right whatever they saw as wrong. Together, in alternating chapters, they have written a paean to the movement—its hardships, its nameless foot soldiers, and its achievements—and an incisive examination of the future of justice in this country. Their mother-daughter journey spanning two generations of struggles is an unforgettable story.
A Treasury of Hundreds of Books that Help Boys Grow andFlourish "Images-strong, proud and happy, brave, and now also humorous . . .what a joy it is to see black faces of all shades in our children'sbooks."-Doug E. Doug, Actor, The Bill Cosby Show "As a child . . . I wish there had been more books that reflectedmy world and my interests."-Earl G. Graves, Chairman, Publisher,and CEO, Black Enterprise magazine How do you know which books are the best for boys at every age?Now, two of the mothers who founded the esteemed Black BooksGalore!-the nation's leading organizer of African Americanchildren's book festivals-and the authors of the highly acclaimedBlack Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children'sBooks, share their expert advice. Let BBG! help you open the doorto a wonderful world of reading for the boys in your life. Invaluable for parents, teachers, and librarians, this easy-to-use,delightfully illustrated reference guide features: * Quick, lively descriptions of over 350 books * Hundreds of young black heroes and positive role models * Reflections from kids, famous authors, illustrators, and publicfigures about their favorite childhood books * Easy-to-find listings organized by age level and indexed bytitle, topic, author, and illustrator * Recommended reading for parents of boys "This is a great resource that fills a tremendous need. It shouldbe on parents' shelves at home as well as in every school."-AlvinF. Poussaint, M.D., Harvard Medical School, on Black Books Galore!Guide to Great African American Children's Books
Hugs are special. Hugs are free. Will you share a hug with me? This sweet Little Golden Book features loving families and friends hugging for so many wonderful reasons! There are hello hugs, good-bye hugs, Mommy hugs, Daddy hugs, and welcome-home hugs—just to name a few!
How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights
Author: Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This first comprehensive biography of Jewish American writer and humorist Harry Golden (1903-1981)--author of the 1958 national best-seller Only in America--illuminates a remarkable life intertwined with the rise of the civil rights movement, Jewish popular culture, and the sometimes precarious position of Jews in the South and across America during the 1950s. After recounting Golden's childhood on New York's Lower East Side, Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett points to his stint in prison as a young man, after a widely publicized conviction for investment fraud during the Great Depression, as the root of his empathy for the underdog in any story. During World War II, the cigar-smoking, bourbon-loving raconteur landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, and founded the Carolina Israelite newspaper, which was published into the 1960s. Golden's writings on race relations and equal rights attracted a huge popular readership. Golden used his celebrity to editorialize for civil rights as the momentous story unfolded. He charmed his way into friendships and lively correspondence with Carl Sandburg, Adlai Stevenson, Robert Kennedy, and Billy Graham, among other notable Americans, and he appeared on the Tonight Show as well as other national television programs. Hartnett's spirited chronicle captures Golden's message of social inclusion for a new audience today.
Using Children's Literature to Support Reading and Language Arts
Author: Wendy C. Kasten
Publisher: Macmillan College
Category: Literary Criticism
This is the ideal book to help prospective teachers improve children's reading and language arts skills and instill in them a genuine and lasting love of reading. The book demonstrates numerous ways to integrate literature into the daily fabric of classroom life. Following a solid grounding in the basics every reading teacher needs, individual chapters explore genres of children's literature and teaching strategies specific to each genre. Then, the authors examine currently accepted effective practices for engaging young readers in hands-on reading in a way that fosters a love of literature that will last a lifetime. Early childhood and elementary education literature and language arts teachers.