Featured Picture Books

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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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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Keep On

Keep On!

Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

Keep On!

This stunning picture book offers a riveting account of African-American explorer Matthew Henson’s 1909 journey to the North Pole with Admiral Peary.

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