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50 Books That Every African American Should Read

I was in college and I performed a part of this choreopoem... So DOPE!!!! The movie was okay for me, but nothing like this book.

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Pass It On: African American Poetry ...i remember reading this book as a child and loving every minute, every word, every page. This opened my eyes to the wonderful word of reading

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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.

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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…

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"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

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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."

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