Black History by the Book
• "Henry's Freedom Box," (Caldecott Honor Book) by Ellen Levine — is a story about Henry Brown, a slave who mailed himself to freedom. He travels by horse-drawn cart, steamboat and train before his box is delivered to Philadelphia on March 30, 1849.
• "Rosa," by Nikki Giovanni — is a beautifully illustrated picture book about little Rosa Parks' famous refusal to give up her seat on the bus. The book includes a double foldout page showing the crowd of people outside the courthouse following the 1956 Supreme Court verdict against segregation on the buses.
• "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," by Doreen Rappaport — is a pictorial biography of Martin Luther King Jr. with elegant illustrations through his childhood and adulthood as an esteemed civil rights leader and world hero.