Books by Michael Strickland That Celebrate the African American Experience

Families: Poems Celebrating the African American Experience Family relationships are explored and affirmed in this joyful anthology of poems celebrating the diversity of African American families. Michael Strickland, has collaborated with his mother, noted educator Dorothy Strickland, to bring us this warm collection. Rich and powerful poems by Eloise Greenfield, Lucille Clifton, and others are…

Oz the Great and Powerful: Creative Writing Lesson Plan, Monday 6/25/13

As we have done with other great pieces of literature, we will examine a film today for plot, characters, and literary devices. Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Joe Roth, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and Mitchell Kapner. The film stars James Franco…

JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Recipients of the 2013 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards were announced by the Jane Addams Peace Association. Each Kindness, written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin, is the winner in the Books for Younger Children Category. We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s…