July 18th, 2022 | 24 mins 56 secs
andrea davis pinkney, because of you john lewis, children's books, civil rights, john lewis, keith henry brown, nikema williams, scholastic, tybre fall
In this episode, we’re honoring John Lewis, the civil rights hero and Congressman who died in 2020. The bond that Lewis forged with young Tybre Faw is the subject of a new picture book by best-selling author Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Keith Henry Brown, the book is called Because of You, John Lewis: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship. Later in the episode, U.S. Representative Nikema Williams shares her memories of Lewis and explains how Tybre and other young people are following in the courageous leader’s footsteps.
June 24th, 2020 | 40 mins 9 secs
black lives matter, civil rights, education, families, kids, parents, reading, ruby bridges, scholastic
On November 14, 1960, Ruby Bridges integrated the all-white William Frantz Public School in her New Orleans neighborhood. She was six years old. Ruby’s courageous journey helped pave the way for Black and brown students across the United States to gain access to educational opportunities that had been denied to them for centuries.
October 11th, 2019 | 44 mins 30 secs
books, civil rights, education, nonfiction, parenting, teaching
March 29th, 2018 | 25 mins 19 secs
books, children's books, civil rights, education, martin luther king, parenting, teaching