WLT Book Buzz Episode #2 - Reading History: Partition, the Tulsa Race Massacre, Bold Women & More

News and Events In this second episode of WLT Book Buzz, Laura Hernandez & Bunmi Ishola cover 42 books that connect with history. Find out what they read this summer and why these books should be on your shelf. Partition, World War II, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and the architect Zaha Hadid: these are just a few of the topics covered in this show with shout-outs to Jewell Parker Rhodes, Jacqueline Woodson, and NSK finalist Laurie Halse Anderson. Books in Episode 2, Historical Fiction & Nonfiction: Magic City, by Jewell Parker Rhodes Black Brother, Black Brother, by Jewell Parker Rhodes Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, by Carole Boston Weatherford & illustrated by Floyd Cooper Dreamland Burning, by Jennifer Latham The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice, by Scott Ellsworth Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read, by Rita Lorraine Hubbard & illustrated by Oge Mora  Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, by Vashti Harrison Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist, by Julie Leung & illustrated by Chris Sasaki The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist, by Cynthia Levinson & illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid, written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter  Building Zaha: The Story of... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2021-08-04 15:40:39 UTC ]
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