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Recommended Books About African American Freedom Fighters

By February 8, 2013

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Let It Shine cover art Celebrate Black History Month with children's books. Ten women who made a difference in the fight for civil rights are featured in Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, which was written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. It's an excellent book for 9-12 year olds, as well as young teens. Each of the biographies features a dramatic oil on canvas portrait that contains a number of allegorical images. See my African American Freedom Fighters reading list for information about others who made a difference. For additional recommendations, see my February Calendar of Children's Books. Are there books about African American history that your kids particularly like? Click on "Comments" below and share their recommendations.

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