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Hand In Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Pinkney

By exploring the profound impact these particular African American men have each had within ten different eras of American life (from the 18th century through the present), Andrea Pinkney provides young readers with a fascinating perspective on the broader topic of America as a country. Visually enlivened by Brian Pinkney’s dynamic portraits, this impressive volume makes great reading for the historically minded.

We’ve Got a Job by Cynthia Levinson

Local author Cynthia Levinson’s well-crafted historical narrative not only provides an important history lesson about the Civil Rights Movement, but also presents kids with a wonderful example of how real children managed to make their voices part of the national dialogue in a meaningful way. Following each child’s story step by step, Levinson pushes modern readers to reflect on how they themselves might respond in similar situations and…

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