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Kids' Books for Black History Month

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These picture books are great ways to bring Black history alive for young readers. And while they're great for Black History Month, you can read them all year around.
To the Rescue! Garrett Morgan Underground

To the Rescue! Garrett Morgan Underground

Great Ideas Series
by Monica Kulling
illustrated by David Parkins
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Now in paperback. The inspirational story of African-American inventor Garrett Morgan, whose incredible safety hood became the forerunner to the gas mask that saved thousands of soldiers in the trenches of World War I.
The son of freed slaves, Garrett Morgan was determined to have a better life than laboring in the Kentucky fields with his parents and ten siblings. He began by sweeping floors in a clothing factory in Cleveland, Ohio, where he decided to invent a stronger belt for sewing machines …

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The Kids Book of Black Canadian History

The Kids Book of Black Canadian History

by Rosemary Sadlier
illustrated by Qijun Wang
edition:Hardcover
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From the first Black person who came to Canada about 400 years ago to the most recent wave of African immigrants, Black Canadians have played an important role in our country's history. In this informative overview, kids will discover the inspiring stories and events of a people who fought oppression as they searched for a place to call their own. Featuring fact boxes, mini-profiles, a timeline and more, this book in the acclaimed Kids Book of series offers a glimpse into an often-overlooked par …

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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by Helaine Becker
illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
edition:Hardcover

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the filmHidden Figures.

You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home?

As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited …

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