February Is Black History Month!
We have hundreds of books written by African American authors and of African American stories. Be sure to log into Destiny (remote book check out directions on the menu on the left) and check them out!
These are some of my favorites:
Crossover and Booked by Kwame Alexander
Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
Dough Boys and So Done by Paula Chase
New Kid and Class Act by Jerry Craft
For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama Lockington
What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Ramee
Shuri: A Black Panther Novel by Nic Stone
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Be sure to check out these fantastic non-fiction books:
Separate but Not Equal: The Dream and the Struggle by James Haskins
March Book One, March Book Two and March Book Three by John Lewis
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster Mutiny and Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
#Black Lives Matter by Rachel Thomas
Here are some great resources to learn more about the Black Lives Matter Movement:
Black Lives Matter at School
An interview with the founders of BLM
And a few more resources that might be interesting to explore:
A story of 30 famous black Americans who achieved greatness:
Here are some interesting virtual events through the Field Museum on Black History Month.
Please join our optional Media Center Google Classroom!
The code is ahyqatk
Here, you will find tons of free activities including online reading material, virtual field trips, internet games and reading challenges.
The Media Center is here to help students check in and out materials, type and print projects, and complete research or overdue homework/tests. Students are able to visit the Media Center before or after school from 7:40 am to 3:10 pm as well as during the school day. Most Language Arts teachers have scheduled regular visitation times so that students are regularly able to check out and in materials. Parents are always welcome to visit the Media Center; and we welcome parent volunteers to help out at book fairs, Battle of the Books and more!
We will have two book fairs this year: one in the Fall and one in the Spring. The Fall book fair will be held to run in conjunction with parent-teacher conference week and will be open throughout all the conference times, so please feel free to visit and look around! Profits from both book fairs are immediately returned to the school in the form of additional new books for students to enjoy!
We look forward to helping our students find amazing books in our Media Center!
Media Center Specialist
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