I'm back, and just in time to celebrate a busy month! February is Black History month, also the month of Valentine's Day, the beginning of Lent... lets see what books we have to look at in honor of the 2nd month of the year....
First and foremost, I recommend "African Tales," an anthology of African stories for children.
A Barefoot Collection
Explore this colorful continent and uncover the rich ways of life of the many peoples who live there. The eight stories in this collection, each from a different African country, feature educational facts and information about the cultures from which they are chosen. The stories are retold by award-winning Xhosa storyteller Gcina Mphlope, from Durban, South Africa. Includes a full-color map.
10% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Books for Africa, an organization that collects, ships and distributes books to children across the African continent.
Ages 8 and up
Written By: Gcina Mhlophe
Illustrated By: Rachel Griffin
Now, on to Valentine's Day. My favorite pick for the day of love is a sweet little book of poems called "Someone I Like."
Someone I Like
Poems About People
Connect with the intimate and absorbing poetry in this collection of verse about the people in our lives. The full range of human emotions is explored in selections from poets from many different cultures.
Ages 5 and up
Compiled By: Judith Nicholls
Illustrated By: Giovanni Manna
Lastly, let us count our blessings as we prepare for Lent. The "Barefoot Book of Blessings" is a great source of prayers for your family.
The Barefoot Book of Blessings
from Many Faiths and Cultures
Cultivate a reverence for life's gifts and the varied ways of receiving them. This elegant collection of prayers and blessings is selected from a wide range of countries, cultures and world religions.
Ages 5 and up
Compiled By: Sabrina Dearborn
Illustrated By: Olwyn Whelan
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