In case you missed SLJ writer, Rick Margolis’s, Places in the Heart: Celebrating Black History Month, CLICK HERE. He’s right when he opens the article with, “Talk about hitting the lottery.”
It is indeed a find!
Margolis writes, “That’s how we felt when we asked some of the top kids’ book creators to choose their favorite children’s book about the black experience. The title could be for kids of any age—from a picture book or graphic novel to a chapter book or collection of poems. We told them it could be new or old, fiction or nonfiction. The only requirement? It had to be a book that they truly loved—and, of course, it couldn’t be one of their own.” (Rick Margolis, School Library Journal)