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January 26, 2019

My students spent the month of December reading 16 picture books we think could be in the running for the Coretta Scott King Award, given annually "to encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and the graphic arts, including bi...

January 13, 2019

For the second year in a row our students at Swansfield Elementary are participating a mock Coretta Scott King award process. Last year we recognized one winner (Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison.) and three honor books (Crown: An Ode to th...

January 29, 2018

I write a blog post for Upstart each month on one selected topic from the children's activity calendars for their Ideas+Inspiration blog.

For February I wrote about Black History Month, but used the opportunity to emphasize the need and importance to help your students...

December 17, 2017

My students spent the month of December reading 16 picture books we think could be in the running for the Coretta Scott King Award, given annually "to encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and the graphic arts, including bi...

December 6, 2017

The Coretta Scott King Award is given annually "to encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and the graphic arts, including biographical, historical and social history treatments by African American authors and illustrators."...

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