Libba – The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Music is something that can touch you very deeply. Many religions use music in prayer. Workers have long used singing to keep the drudgery of their jobs at bay. It can pick us up when we are down and soothe us when we are out of sorts. For the nonfiction picture book challenge, I give … Continue reading Libba – The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Multicultural Nonfiction Picture Books

Today is the Nonfiction Picture Book linkup hosted by KidLitFrenzy. It is also a week of celebrating Multicultural Children's Book Day.  So I wanted to put together a list of some of my favorite nonfiction picture books that touch on multicultural topics. Be sure to check back on Saturday, January 27th when the link-up for … Continue reading Multicultural Nonfiction Picture Books

Nonfiction 10 for 10 2017 – Black History Month

Every year there is a meme for lists of nonfiction picture books called the 10 for 10. I don't always remember to participate, but I am thrilled that I managed to get my act together this year. I started thinking about my list when I was deep in the throws of Multicultural Children's Book Day … Continue reading Nonfiction 10 for 10 2017 – Black History Month

The Case for Loving – a special multicultural nonfiction picture book

Multicultural Children's Book Day. That time every year when we get to celebrate the diversity of this great country and to promote books that allow children of all backgrounds to see themselves on the pages. This year I received a few books that also remind us that the freedoms we have now haven't always been … Continue reading The Case for Loving – a special multicultural nonfiction picture book

sitting in for change

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, I wanted to try and bring some books about civil rights into J's reading rotation. Since I also know that getting her to read anything other than Harry Potter and Land of Stories would be a challenge, I thought that I needed some kind of hook to … Continue reading sitting in for change