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Black History Month resources in the PLAEA Lending Library

February marks Black History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that calls on all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in shaping US history.

Carter G. Woodson, considered a pioneer in the study of African-American history, is given much of the credit for Black History Month.

Here's a few of the resources available in the Prairie Lakes AEA Lending Library.

Medgar Evers and the NAACP (011535)  - set of 4 copies of the graphic novel by Gary Jeffrey

George Washington Carver (001551)  - contains 3 books on the noted African American scientist

Harriet Tubman (000721) - multiple copies of three books on the American abolitionist

Harlem Renaissance: Profiles in Creativity (084177) - 12 copies of the book by Cheryl Willis Hudson

The Hate U Give (012058)  - Playway audio player and hardcover book of teen book-became-a-movie by Angie Thomas 

Show Way (433303) - DVD of Jacqueline Woodson's classic book

 Carter Reads the Newspaper (057309)  - picture book about Carter G. Woodson who founded Black History Month 

 The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales (446605) - Playaway and hardcover book of Virginia Hamilton book, a retelling of 24 African American folktales

 Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics (446597)  -   Playaway audio player and hardcover book by Jeremy Schaap that presents an analysis of the 1936 Olympic where American athlete Jesse Owens crushed Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy

Digital Resources

Mackin VIA audiobookLangston Hughes:  Harlem Renaissance writer by David Henry Anthony, a biography of African American poet Langston Hughes 

Mackin VIA ebook:  Double Victory:  How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II by Cheryl Mullenbach

A pair of books in BookFlix:  Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch, and Jackie Robinson:  A Life of Determination by Colleen Sexton

FreedomFlix book and video:  Brown v. Board of Education by Peter Benoit 

The topic of racial discrimination in SIRS Issue Researcher

TrueFlix book and video:  Martin Luther King, Jr. by Josh Gregory 

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