I'm excited that Alyson Beecher, at Kid Lit Frenzy, is continuing her Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge for the third year in a row.
Lester Laminack frequently posts reminders about the devastation bullying can cause. Many of his works and talks are on building character in children so they can choose kind. This morning, he posted this image:
I thought this was befitting of my first nonfiction post of February. This month we celebrate Black History Month, or National African American History Month.
I didn't really plan this, but my nonfiction books this week celebrate African American performance artists.
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson
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And be sure to go to Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog to read more about him at this post.
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This adaptation of Daniel Beaty's performance poem is gorgeous. Bryan Collier was the perfect illustrator for it. Beaty's words are so powerful and raw, and with the rich, meaningful illustrations, the theme comes alive. This book visually shows us his sorrow and hope. I love the author and illustrator notes at the end. It definitely deserved The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award!! I am SOOOO excited to meet Bryan Collier at the Dublin Literacy Conference in a couple weeks.
I LOVED the nonfiction I read this week. What nonfiction are YOU reading?