Black History Month: A trip through time for young readers



A trip through time for young Black History Month readers

Source: USA Today, 2-8-12

February is Black History Month, a popular time for novels and non-fiction about African Americans. Here are four new titles for young readers.

Ellen’s Broom | By Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Daniel Minter; Putnam, 29 pp., $16.99, for ages 5-8 | *** 1/2 stars (out of four)

When Grandmama Sings | By Margaree King Mitchell, illustrated by James E. Ransome; Aristad/Harper Collins, 40 pp., $16.99, for ages 5-9 | ***

To the Mountain: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement | By Charlayne Hunter-Gault; Roaring Brook, 198 pp., $22.99, for ages 12 and up | *** 1/2

What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors | By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, illustrated by Ben Boos and A.G. Ford; Candlewick, 44 pp., $17.99, for ages 8 to 12 | ***