Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy February!

This month we have three selections for you.

1. Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History. Henry Louis Gates, Jr (2011)

2. Never Forgotten. Patricia C. McKissack/artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon (2011)

3. The Hallelujah Flight. Phil Bildner/illus. by John Holyfield (2010)

I believe you will be delighted with each of these titles. I am very impressed with Mr. Gates' book. It is very inviting and user friendly with numerous documents, paintings, and portraits to enhance the learning experience. The sections are divided into easy to read bites for all ages.

It was also great to see this latest collaboration between Patricia McKissack and the Dillons. I pulled it straight from the new books collection at my library last week. I will have more to say soon.

The Hallelujah Flight is the story of James Banning. I, like the author, did not know he was the first African American to complete a transcontinental flight.

"All aboard!" Let's journey through new territory this month in the covers of a good book. Check these titles out.

Happy Reading!