Celebrate Freedom, Liberty and Mexican-American Culture for Cinco de Mayo with Books, Books, Books!

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Huge thank you to Amanda Mleczko Niaves from Digital Resources for Elementary Students!

Learn to Draw Book Characters

Read Across America with a Week of Fun!

Celebrate Black History with a Story, Every Day!

Black History Read-Alouds on YouTube!– Thank you to The Book Wrangler!

February 1st- Langston Hughes’ birthday: That is My Dream-  Langston Hughes

February 2nd- Raven Wilkinson’s birthday: Trailblazer

February 3rd- Jimi Hendrix recorded Purple Haze (1967)- Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow

February 4th- Rosa Parks’ birthday- Rosa

February 5th- Hank Aaron’s birthday- Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way

February 6th: Bob Marley’s birthday- Every Little Thing 

February 7th: Carter Woodson created Black History Week- Carter Reads the Newspaper

February 8th: Oprah Winfrey became the first Black woman to host a nationally syndicated TV show: Oprah reading “The Hula Hoopin Queen”

February 9th: Satchel Page inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Something to Prove (also in Epic)

February 10th: The ABCs of Black History

February 11th: Nelson Mandela freed from prison: Nelson Mandela

February 12th: NAACP created in 1909- Thurgood Marshall was a major contributor: Thurgood

Louis Armstrong: Just a Lucky So and So

February 16th- LeVar Burton’s birthday (watch a Reading Rainbow episode- Here’s Ty’s One Man Band by Mildred Pitts Walter)

February 17th- Michael Jordan’s birthday: Salt in his Shoes

February 18th: Toni Morrison’s birthday- Peeny Butter Fudge

February 19th: Tuskegee Airmen were initiated in 1942- Wind Flyers

February 20th: Frederick Douglass died in 1895- Bread for Words

February 21st: Nina Simone’s birthday- Nina (also in Epic)

February 22nd: Horace Pippin’s birthday A Splash of Red

February 24th: Katherine Johnson passed away in 2020: Counting on Katherine

February 25th: Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston in 1964: Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born

February 26th: 15th Amendment passed by Congress in 1869; Lillian’s Right to Vote

February 27th: Marian Anderson’s birthday: When Marian Sang

Other great books– 

Preaching to the Chickens (about John Lewis)

Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama

Super Heroes are Everywhere by Kamala Harris, read by Kamala Harris

Harlem Grown by Tony Hillery

Patricia’s Vision by Michelle Lord

Let’s Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Candy Cane Stories Online!

Hanukkah Stories ~ Click and Enjoy!

Happy Hanukkah ~ December 10, 2020 – December 18, 2020

 

Gingerbread Stories! Click and enjoy!

Everyone loves a good Gingerbread Story and The Children’s Room has links to some of the best! Thanks for sharing, Ms. Menji

 

 

 

 

 

PFL Thanksgiving Choice Board for Kids! Press Full Screen and Click Images!

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