Featured Picture Books

Carter Reads the Newspaper

Carter Reads the Newspaper

Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by Don Tate

Carter Reads the Newspaper

“Carter G. Woodson didn’t just read history. He changed it.” As the father of Black History Month, he spent his life introducing others to the history of his people.

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Abraham Lincolns Dueling Words

Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words

Donna Janell Bowman
illustrated by S.D. Schindler

Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words

Abraham Lincoln was known for his sense of humor.  But in 1842, early in his adult life, it nearly got him into trouble.  He had to use his imagination to save his career―and maybe even his life.

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Blacksmiths Song

Blacksmith's Song

Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
illustrated by Anna Rich

Blacksmith’s Song

The son of an enslaved blacksmith learns that his father is using the rhythm of his hammering to communicate with travelers on the Underground Railroad. When Pa falls ill, it is up to him to help others along the journey―and also lead his family’s escape.

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