February is Black History Month.
But wait. It’s November. Why am I writing about reading books about black history?
Because black history is American history. And I love reading and writing about American history. I especially love learning the stories in history.
Have you read Lift Every Voice? This beautiful book is by Pittsburgh author Kelly Starling Lyons. She’s a contribute to The Brown Bookshelf, a blog where you can find even more information about black voices, especially those creating for young readers.
ALL young readers.
I first learned about Kelly’s books thanks to my local bookstore, Riverstone Books. Local bookstores are the heart and soul of the story-telling world.
No online book seller hosts meet the author events.
No online book seller brings authors and illustrators to your town to meet children.
Only local bookstores help children see someone who looks like them, telling stories about them.
Support your local bookstore. Visit The Brown Bookshelf and find a new book to love.