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21 Children's Books Every Black Kid Should Read

As a kid, growing up, there weren't many black characters in the books I coveted so much. From <i>Madeline</i> to <i>Alice in Wonderland,</i> it was hard to find a face that looked like my own in these classic children's tales. However, kids today have a much larger selection of children's books to choose from …


25 Books By Black Authors From 2015 You Need To Read

This year was filled with thought-provoking, page-turning, nail-biting and "aha" inducing literature.<p>From fiction to non-fiction, there were some undoubtedly moving books by black authors that deserves a spot on everyone's bookshelf or Kindle. The poignant words of Ta-Nehisi Coates, who won the …


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8 Black Authors to Add to Your Summer Reading List

"Reading is no substitution for the lived experience of Blackness, but it can help expand your understanding and compassion for it."<p>When I was growing up, our local library offered a summer reading program for children. You got a card on which you'd keep a list of all the books you'd read that …


Furo Wariboko – born and bred in Lagos – wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. As he hits the city …


100 Books Every Teacher Should Read

I am by habit a bibliophile. I read at least 25 pages of a book per day which usually turns in to 40-60 books per year. I’ve written a few books …


Afrofuturism and the Power of Black Imagination…Can You Dig It?

How often do we allow ourselves the opportunity to re-imagine the Black experience?<p>This question is suspended in mid-air during a time when blackness is either trivialized, as depicted in films like “Dear White People”, or suppressed when cases like those of Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, …

Black History

Recent controversies spark discussion about slavery books

NEW YORK (AP) — When children's author-illustrator Don Tate works on a book about slavery, he keeps in mind that a smile must be more than just a smile.<p>"A smile is the manifestation of human emotion, therefore enslaved people smiled, frowned, laughed, cried, etcetera," says Tate, a finalist for the …

Black History

The Mysterious Physics of the World’s Fastest Carnivorous Plant

Scientists are trying to figure out how the bladderwort is capable of inhaling its prey at over 600 times the force of gravity.<p>We tend to think of the plant kingdom as a benign realm, where life is able to flourish without having to resort to the more base instincts found within many animals, such …