Sunday, February 14, 2010

Five books for Black History month

From the Barnes & Noble Review, one of five books "for young readers that bring African-American history alive:"
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip Hoose

Months before Rosa Parks got arrested, Colvin refused to give her bus seat to a white person. The Alabama teen was arrested, but civil-rights leaders wanted a better face for the movement so her battle wasn't taken up as the one for Parks was soon after. This is Colvin's story.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue