Presenting Slavery in Picture Books: A Review of Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

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The recent furor over two picture books with themes of slavery and cooking—Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall’s One Fine Dessert and Ramin Ganeshram and Vanessa Brantley-Newton’s A Birthday Cake for George Washington (which ended up being withdrawn by Scholastic last…

The Best of the Best Books: ILA Notable Books for a Global Society

The top 25 books selected as ILA- Notable Books for a Global Society are engaging, many-layered, and amazing.  The variety of topics extends from bullying (RED) to women’s rights told in picture-book form (DRUM DREAM GIRL) and novel-in-verse (AUDACITY) and…