Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Black History Month

It's Writing Wednesday. On the Reading Rockets website, they say, "February is Black History Month and an ideal time to learn about and recognize the contributions and history of African Americans." They have a bunch of resources to help us enjoy and learn from some African American children's book writers and illustrators. Check out the list here and watch some of the video interviews that are available by clicking on the author's name. It's a great resource. As a sample, listen below to Ashley Bryan talk about pattern in story. (And, wow, when he does some storytelling, he can really sound like a chicken talking!) Then, Nikki Giovanni talks about writing for children (human voice only.)

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