Poetry- I put this book on my wish list because I feel it is important to highlight poetry from someone of a different race and for my students to be exposed to poetry from all different kind of people. Langston Hughes wrote poems about Civil Rights which can also be tied into a history lesson in the classroom as well.
Best way to teach Hamilton (the Musical) in the classroom. Many moons ago (2009 to be exact), before Hamilton was a big hit on Broadway, Lin Manuel Miranda presented a rap song to President Obama at the White House Poetry Jam. It was funny, fresh a…
"Be still, sad heart, and cease repining. Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; thy fate is the common fate of all. Into each life some rain must fall. Some days must be dark and dreary." -Longfellow
All children need to see their identities positively reflected in books, but African-American children often don't. These titles can help "build confidence and instill pride in young African American readers."