Black History Month 2012

Carnival of Children’s Literature: A February Round-Up and More

It’s the end of February and as per usual we are doing a round-up of the activities that we have done for the month. This shall be our contribution to the Carnival of Children’s Literature hosted this month by Margo from The Fourth Musketeer. Circus, Carnivale, Paranormal Twists Since our theme would extend until the […]

A Collage of Visual Jazz and Snapshots of Dreamlike States – My Hands Sing the Blues by Jeanne Walker Harvey and Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

We continue to celebrate Black History Month here in GatheringBooks with Jeanne Walker Harvey’s My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Perfect for Nonfiction Monday which is being hosted this week by Alex Baugh of The Children’s War. Feeling the Beat of Romare Bearden. I have been intrigued by this […]

Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia C. McKissack, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

As our celebration of Black History Month comes to a close, I thought of sharing with you Patricia McKissack’s delightful picture book entitled Mirandy and Brother Wind. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, Mirandy and Brother Wind was a recipient of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author Award in 1988. The cover of the […]

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe

Our celebration of Black History Month continues here in GatheringBooks with John Steptoe’s adaptation of An African Tale entitled Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. Fascination with Folktales. I have an unabashed fascination with folklore and mythology. In fact, the lecture that I gave during the Asian Festival of Children’s Content May of last year had something to do […]

Poetry Friday: Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman and India Arie’s Because I am a Queen

Since this week is devoted to celebrating Black History Month here in GatheringBooks, we are featuring our favorite poet of all times, Maya Angelou as she reads her poem Phenomenal Woman. Perfect for this year’s theme: Black Women in American Culture and History. Poetry Friday is hosted this week by Check it Out – do […]