February is Black History Month! Carter G. Woodson was one of the first to organize this remembrance back in 1926 as a week long event. February was chosen because it is the birth month of two important figures in African-American History: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. This month, the Young Adult Bookshelf would like to join our nation in placing a special spotlight on this important element of American History. Each week we will take a closer look at a great young adult book that honors African American heritage. I hope that you will join in by choosing a book along this same theme this month. If you come across a great find; let us know!
Super Cool Extra Resources:
Click HERE to learn more about Black History Month!
Below, I've included a short clip from the local news here in Atlanta so you can see how other students are celebrating this month: