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An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery union workers; includes historical note. - See more at:

A Class Divided

A Class Divided - One Day in 1968, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power thirty years later.

Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. Without any education past high school, Thomas rose above poverty and racism to become a cardiac surgery pioneer and a teacher of operative techniques to many of the country's most prominent surgeons. Vivien Thomas was the first African American without a doctorate to perform open heart surgery on a white patient in the United States.

Celebrate Black History Month with kids of all ages by reading these books about everything from jazz and Jackie Robinson to Rosa Parks and the Underground Railroad.

The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play / Edition 1

Biography-This book is great for teaching children about our history and Martin Luther King in a very simple form. It is great for teaching about racism and segregation. The pages in this book are not just drawings but paintings; the people look so real. The colors and details are fantastic. Martin Luther King's whole speech is at the end of the book as well.

An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change. - See more at:

A boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe. Introduces young readers to the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. - See more at:

Brown and Beautiful: 10 Children's Books That Nurture Healthy Self-Esteem in Black Toddlers - Rolling Out