Friday, February 3, 2012

February is Black History Month

Celebrate African-American History
with Books!

Share the inspirational story of how slave Frederick Douglass found his way to freedom one word at a time in Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James E. Ransome. This picture book biography chronicles the youth of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African American figures in American history. Douglass spent his life advocating for the equality of all, and it was through reading that he was able to stand up for himself and others. Award-winning husband-wife team Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome present a moving and captivating look at the young life of the inspirational man who said, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”

Book Lists, Activities, and Other Resources!

To check out the The Horn Book's recommendations of new books to celebrate Black History month, click here

Don't miss the Black History Month page on, which provides not only recommended books, but also video interviews with authors, poets, and illustrators; activities for home and classroom; and other resources. 

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