Paige’s Pick. War Dogs Churchill & Rufus. By Kathryn Selbert. Winston Churchill, noted for his tenacious, bulldog-like personality, was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the modern era. But few people know that he was also a devoted poodle owner. Click the link below to search the Keller Public Library catalog for this children’s Easy Non-fiction book, http://fwl.ipac.dynixasp.com/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=kpl#focus. Posted 5/26/13.
During the English Civil War, the Royalist general Prince Rupert was in the habit of taking his large poodle dog named Boye into battle with him. Throughout the war the dog was greatly feared among the Parliamentarian forces and credited with supernatural powers. As noted by Morgan, the dog was apparently considered a kind of familiar. At the end of the war the dog was shot, allegedly with a silver bullet.
This is a fascinating story of the prejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights.
Singable Picture Books Celebrating February is African American History Month and African American Music in Illustrated Song
Let Freedom Sing Traditional Words and Tune Text by Vanessa Newton Illustrated by Vanessa Newton (This special and joyously illustrated book, with text about heroes of the civil rights movement and a page of information and lyrics for songs that lifted the spirits of those facing the challenges of that time, contains the lyrics for “This Little Light of Mine.”)