Genre: Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American & Black

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A New Seasonal Favorite With Summer is Here by Renée Watson

A New Seasonal Favorite With Summer is Here by Renée Watson

Happy Book Birthday to Renee Watson for her new children’s book Summer Is Here! Thank you @bloomsburychildrens for the gifted copy! Looking for a great end of the school year read aloud for your elementary kiddos? (Or for parents-first-day-of-summer read aloud!) Check out this poetic and beautifully illustrated celebration of excitement for the summer season. It takes […]

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Review: Old to Joy by Anita Crawford Clark

Review: Old to Joy by Anita Crawford Clark

Posted January 25, 2024 by Richetta in Book Reviews, Children's Books

I’m back celebrating my third year as a Multicultural Children’s Book Day reviewer! I’m excited to share my thoughts on Old to Joy by Anita Crawford Clark. Be sure to check out the details after this review for ways you can participate in Multicultural Children’s Book Day and attend the celebration Thursday, Jan. 25 at […]

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Review: Build a House by Rhiannon Giddens

Review: Build a House by Rhiannon Giddens

Posted February 18, 2023 by Richetta in Book Reviews, Children's Books

Build a House by Rhiannon Giddens and illustrated by Monica Mikai is a lyrical book about the triumphs and tribulations embedded in the history of Black people in the United States. The story illustrates the journey of a family from when they are enslaved to when they are freed and then to the challenges they face once they […]

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Review: We Are Here by Tami Charles

Review: We Are Here by Tami Charles

Posted February 18, 2023 by Richetta in Book Reviews, Children's Books

We Are Here by Tami Charles and illustrated by Bryan Collier is a beautiful celebration of Black joy and accomplishment through history. The lyrical style of the book lends itself to a beautiful read aloud. I love the musical catch phrases, like “cool like that!” that are spread throughout the book. It made it fun […]

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