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BHMbannerThis post of the Black History Month 30 books for 30 days collection features five children’s books perfect for various ages. Corduroy was my favorite book for years as a child! Enjoy!


About the Books:

Corduroy has been a children’s classic for over forty years. Now, even the youngest readers can enjoy this story of a bear looking for a home. With a full-sized trim and sturdy pages, this edition is baby – and toddler – friendly, and perfect for the whole family.

No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Ellray Jakes the Recess King is about an eight-year-old little boy who is down to one-and-a-half best friends, and his little sister points out the obvious: he needs more! So EllRay decides to audition other boys for the part, the way his sister is auditioning for the lead role in her day care’s spring play. Now, EllRay has to come up with fun things to do at recess, because when he’s the Recess King, everyone will want to be his friend!

I Love My Hair is a whimsical, evocative story about a girl named Keyana and it encourages African-American children to feel good about their special hair – to be proud of their heritage. This is a BlackBoard Children’s Book of the Year selection with full-color illustrations.

Ron’s Big Mission is about nine-year-old Ron who loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by himself. But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Ron’s obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage but is a young man’s first courageous mission. Here is an inspiring story, based on Ron McNair’s life, of how a little boy, future scientist, and Challenger astronaut desegregated his library through peaceful resistance.

All of these books are available for purchase at Amazon.com

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