Children’s Books About African-American Ballerinas: Michaela DePrince

This week the spotlight is on children’s books featuring African-American ballerinas. Why choose books about African-American ballerinas? First of all, because there are a lot of great reasons to read diversely. Secondly, because a lot of good things can come … Continue reading






Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

Have you ever wondered why the main Library of Congress building in Washington, D.C. is named for Thomas Jefferson? If you pick up the picture book Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by John O’Brien you … Continue reading






5 Reasons to Grab A Splash of Red

Let’s mix things up this week by creating a list of five reasons you should check out this special children’s book.  After all, A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet … Continue reading