Black History Month 2011

February Round-Up: Reading through the Month of Love and Announcement of 1st batch of Whodunit Winners

Last January we began a new tradition here at GB – the monthly roundup. Today being the 1st of March, this seems like the perfect time to update our readers on the various challenges the GB team joined, the reviews we’re getting for our Whodunit Reading Challenge, the reviews for our bi-monthly GB Special and […]

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 is a gem worth everyone’s time and deserving of its many awards. The novel had been sitting on my shelf since 2007—unread. For one reason or another, I was unable to get myself to open the book and finish it. Had it not been for Gathering Books’ celebration of Black […]

A Tale Within a Tale: White Socks Only by Evelyn Coleman

Picture Book Reading Challenge Update: 24 of 72 PoC Reading Challenge Update: 17 of 25 Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of […]

On Folktales and Faces of Good and Evil: The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci and Pictures by Jerry Pinkney

We were a little ambitious when we found out about Black History Month (BHM) and while we planned on doing an 8-day feature, we (at least Fats and myself who have access to glorious libraries) did a book-borrowing frenzy. Unfortunately, life does get in the way and we can only do so much despite our […]

The Life of An Artist, Poet, Slave: Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill and Bryan Collier

Picture Book Reading Challenge: 22 of 72 PoC Reading Challenge: 15 of 25 I first learned of this book when the 2011 Children’s Book Award winners was announced (our blog post can be found here). I knew then that I should find this book and feature it here in GatheringBooks. Our 8-day Black History Month […]