Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford

Freedom in Congo Square, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (1956-) and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (1971-), is a morally powerful story about life as a slave in 19th century Louisiana. Told in the rhythm and rhyme of verse, this story blends the struggle of African slavery with the celebration of African culture… Continue reading Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford

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Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe (1971-) is a children’s biography of famous artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Page after page is filled with exciting illustrations depicting the passions and pursuits of Brooklyn born native Jean-Michel Basquiat… Continue reading Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe