I feel a bit like I'm playing catch up. I've checked out many, many books from our local library, celebrating Black History Month . . . which was in February . . . and now it's March. I'd say I'm behind! Allow me to share with you the three books that continue to draw me back:
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges herself was perhaps the most moving of all three titles because it gave the most heart-wrenching account of the days of the Civil Rights Movement. It took me several days before my mind would rest from what I read of Ruby Bridges' (and her teacher, Mrs. Barbara Henry) story. The suggested ages for this title are 8-12.
David A. Adler is renown for his biographies for children for a reason. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., proves no exception. I especially liked illustrator Colin Bootman's interpretation of the historic events retold in this book. From the Holiday House Reader, this level 2 volume is suggested for ages 4-8.