Let’s continue to delve further into Black History with four more picture books for your family to read and discuss together.
The Singer and the Scientist by Lisa Rose
Marian Anderson’s concert is packed with people, but this talented singer was still not allowed in the town’s hotel. Then she meets Albert Einstein whose own experiences with Nazi Germany has taught him a thing or two about prejudice. Here in the pages of this book is the record of start of a friendship worth noting.
Grandpa Stops a War: A Paul Robeson Story by Susan Robeson
Paul Robeson was a singer with a deep voice and a man who stood by his principals. During his lifetime, he faced not only prejudice due to the color of his skin, but also his political beliefs. This book tells the story of how Robeson went out of his way to travel to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War to sing right on the battlefield.
Mamie on the Mound: A Woman in Baseball’s Negro Leagues by Leah Henderson
Mamie “Peanut” Johnson loved baseball. In 1953, she became the only female pitcher to play on a men’s team when she joined the Negro Leagues’ Indianapolis Clowns.
Charlotte and the Nutcracker: A True Story of a Girl Who Made Ballet History by Charlotte Nebres
Sometimes a child changes history. Here is the tale of Charlotte – the first Black girl to star as Marie in the New York City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.