Book Review: Reaching for the Moon by Katherine Johnson

Tweet Katherine Johnson broke the barriers for her gender and race at a time when Black women were often relegated to one of two jobs: school teacher or domestic worker. But her dad taught her to remember that while she … Continue reading

Book Review: We Are the Change

Tweet We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders takes an innovative approach to introducing young readers to important figures in the fight for civil rights. Sixteen award-winning children’s book artists chose quotes from activists who fought … Continue reading

Masterpiece Miniseries: Mrs. Wilson

Tweet Mrs. Wilson, a Masterpiece miniseries drama presented on PBS starting Sunday, March 31, 2019, tells the story of Alison Wilson and her husband, spy-novelist Alexander Wilson. When Alec dies suddenly, Alison is shocked when another woman shows up on … Continue reading

Book Review: Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien

Tweet Comments 1 The first female pilots in the U.S. had to fight for the ability to fly airplanes and compete in races against men. At the time, during the 1920s and 30s, it was thought that women didn’t have … Continue reading

Book Review: Herstory by Katherine Halligan

Tweet History is often told through the exploits of men, because for the most part they held the most powerful positions and made the decisions that changed the world. But that’s not always the case. Elizabeth I is an exception, … Continue reading

Book Review: Limitless by Leah Tinari

Tweet When Leah Tinari completed portraits of the U.S. presidents for her son, she found herself frustrated that all the portraits were of men. That experience, plus her reflection on the life and death of actress Carrie Fisher, inspired her … Continue reading

Book Review: This Promise of Change by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

Tweet The story of how 12 black students integrated a public high school in Clinton, Tennessee, in 1956 is not as well known as other stories of children breaking down race barriers during that time. This Promise of Change: One … Continue reading

Book Review: Lincoln in His Own Words, Edited by Milton Meltzer

Tweet During the course of his public life, Abraham Lincoln left a vast record or speeches and correspondence that give insight into his views on important issues of the day. Lincoln in His Own Words, edited by historian Milton Meltzer, … Continue reading

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