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Kids Books That Carry On the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Books That Carry On the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We celebrate and observe the Martin Luther King. Jr. national holiday on January 20, remembering his legacy of struggle for equal rights and justice for all people.

From our friends at Brightly, we offer these stories for kids, stories of brave people who worked for equal rights. In this way we celebrate the past and help build a vision for the future. Continue reading Kids Books That Carry On the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Black Histories for all

Black History Month is typically observed during February, but why stop there? Black history is part of our communal history, and there is a rich vein of fascinating stories for everyone to tap into at any time, for any reason. Here we present a selection for each age, from young children through adults…find them all in the catalog.

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Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!

LangstonHugesLangston Hughes
February 1, 1902-1967
Hughes, who claimed Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman as his primary influences, is particularly known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties. He wrote novels, Langston Hughes bookshort stories and plays, as well as poetry, and is also known for his engagement with the world of jazz and the influence it had on his writing, as in his book-length poem Montage of a Dream Deferred (Holt, 1951). His life and work were enormously important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

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