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June 1, 2016

Voices: Celebrating African American Literature, History, & Life!

Voices is such a special offering because it’s a wonderful celebration of African American history and culture. It’s perfect for learning all about the African American experience, and preparing for African American History Month in February!

One Love adapted by Cedella Marley

One Love is one of my favorite books on the list because of the colorful illustrations and the overarching message of love and unity. Not only is this picture book a tribute to the famous Bob Marley song, but it is written by Bob Marley’s oldest daughter!

Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson

Heart and Soul is the newest work from award-winning artist Kadir Nelson. This book is rich in historical details of the African American experience, and Nelson includes beautiful paintings in every spread. Heart and Soul is a truly gorgeous hardcover that is sure to be treasured for years to come!

Stolen into Slavery by Judith and Dennis Fradin

Stolen into Slavery is the true story of Solomon Northup, a free and educated man who was kidnapped into slavery in 1841. This is an unbelievable and little-known piece of history, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. Stolen into Slavery is sure to captivate young readers and adults alike, and it’s available for just $1.95!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream Speech in Translation: What It Really Means by Leslie J. Holland

Have you ever wondered what Martin Luther King Jr. really meant in this important speech that changed history? Leslie J. Holland takes the speech apart piece by piece and puts in into language that you can really understand. This book is also packed with amazing photos, a translation guide, a glossary, a timeline, and more!

These Hands by Margaret H. Mason

These Hands is a truly special story of the struggle for civil rights. This story is based on true events, and with simple text and beautiful illustrations, it conveys the importance of joining together and fighting for what’s right.

You can find all these and more on Voices this month!

Susan Rattner is the assistant editor for Special Offers, which is perfect because she loves nonfiction, and learning about different cultures around the world!

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2 Responses

  1. Carmen Engle

    I would like to know if Scholastics Voices catalogue is still available or only during January and February. I recall the offerings being interesting and validating for young minds particularly africanamerican children. I think the selections help take some of the pressure off of parents and educator to find educational (non-fiction and fiction) and inspiring literature for children. Especially for youths who may find few examples in their daily lives of what they are capable of aspiring to be and do. Your reply or comments would be appreciated.

    • Preeti

      Hi Carmen, I’m happy to tell you that our Voices catalog still comes out every January! You can email clubs.socialmedia@scholastic.com to request a catalog. I’ve passed along your request for Voices to be open at other times of the year. But I’d like to mention that we also have a wide selection of books available year-round in our Club Shop! Thanks for your post!

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