Read 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World Online Free - Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C. J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president.
With powerful illustrations by Shane Evans, this is a completely unique look at the importance and influence of African Americans on the history of this country.
|Title||:||28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World|
|Number of Pages||:||56 pages|
January 11, 2018
Charles R. Smith designed this book to be used for Black History Month, but he didn’t want to include a lot of the same people who are always studied at this time. He also wanted to include important events and legislation. So he created a 28-day collection of poems, written in his rhythmic rap s...
February 24, 2016
Just listened to this for free on soundcloud from Audiofile magazine, it's a great listen!
Learned about some people I'd never heard of and it made me want to do more research on those people!
February 09, 2015
A good concept and an appealing, handsome presentation with beautiful illustrations by Shane Evans but the author fails to achieve his goal of wanting "to go beyond the familiar names and faces I saw every year without new additions." The majority of names and faces I see here are those that have...
June 23, 2017
This would be an awesome book for teachers looking to supplement their BHM lessons and units--particularly for upper elementary and middle grade students (though I would argue even older students would benefit). Smith presents a great mixture of well-known and little-known figures. Some reviewers...
March 30, 2015
Brief summaries of events that have shaped American history. I understand the desire to highlight February as Black History month, but this history belongs to all Americans regardless of skin tones. A very good book for anyone interested in learning more!
February 12, 2016
The author wanted to create a work for Black History Month that would go beyond the familiar names and faces bruited every year. His thoughts on this phenomenon that he gave in an interview are worth quoting, because they are so true!
"I remember sitting in my sixth grade class at Marian Anderson...
January 24, 2015
I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. The concept is wonderful and some of the individual entries in this work are five stars. As a whole, however, it falls short in its incomplete & unbalanced treatment of each event and/or person.
Every event or person is concerned with the U.S...
April 18, 2017
This is a wonderful book comprised of poems about important historical events in black history. This book would be most appropriate for upper-elementary students in fourth and fifth grade.
Every page of this book contains a poem about a prominent person or event in history. These topics range fro...
February 28, 2015
I cannot say enough good things about this book. It's wonderful to use throughout the month of February to talk about influential African Americans. My students loved that Smith Jr's author note informed the reader that he didn't want the whole book to be about the more prominent African American...
February 18, 2017
Another excellent book with much information. What's really nice is that the vignettes are short but offer a glimpse of some important people in American History. The reason I'm giving the book 4 stars is that the information on Mae Jemison was flimsy at best and the Nelson Mandela page was a lot...