Happy Black History Month! I came up with the idea for this blog post, after receiving With the Might of Angels in the mail yesterday. Here's a list of books from Dear America and its spin-offs that feature an African-American lead (and one African since I'm including Nzingha) during important moments in history. In no particular order:
1. A Picture of Freedom by Patricia C. McKissack
- Short summary: In this book, Clotee, a twelve-year-old slave, secretly teaches herself how to read and write in 1859.
- About the book: The fourth book in the Dear America series, it was published twenty years ago in March 1997. In 1999, the book was adapted into a short film for the HBO Family Channel. It also has been republished several times in the My Story (UK) and Mon Hi…
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