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
Mackin VIA audiobook: Langston 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
TrueFlix book and video: Martin Luther King, Jr. by Josh Gregory