28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World


      28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World
Each day features a different influential figure in African American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C J Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country s first African American president.With powerful illustrations by Shane Evans, this is a completely unique look at the importance and influence of African Americans on the history of this country. Read 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Charles R Smith Jr is an award winning author, photographer, and poet withthan thirty books to his credit His awards include a Coretta Scott King Award for illustration for his photographs accompanying the Langston Hughes poem My People and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his biography of Muhammad Ali, Twelve Rounds to Glory He is the author of Rimshots, Hoop Kings, Hoop Queens, Tall Tales, Short Takes, Diamond Life, and I Am America A father of three himself, Charles brings his love of basketball and baseball right down to the toddler set in Let s Play Basketball and Let s Play Baseball His recent work celebrates subjects he s been interested in since he was a kid, such as The Mighty 12, which honors Greek gods and goddesses He currently lives in Poughkeepsie, NY, with his wife, Gillian, and their three kids You can visit him online at www.charlesrsmithjr.com.

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  • Hardcover
  • 56 pages
  • 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World
  • Charles R. Smith Jr.
  • 22 January 2018
  • 1596438207

10 thoughts on “ 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World

  1. says:

    Charles R Smith designed this book to be used for Black History Month, but he didn t want to include a lot of the same people who are always studied at this time He also wanted to include important events and legislation So he created a 28 day collection of poems, written in his rhythmic rap style, for young readers to learn about black history I like this concept, but still feel he should have included a list of additional people to read about, such as Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth Charles R Smith designed this book to be used for Black History Month, but he didn t want to include a lot of the same people who are always studied at this time He also wanted to include important events and legislation So he created a 28 da...

  2. says:

    A good concept and an appealing, handsome presentation with beautiful illustrations by Shane Evans but the author fails to achieve his goal of wanting to go beyond the familiar names and faces I saw every year without new additions The majority of names and faces I see here are those that have already been written about extensively for young people and serve as standard fare for Black History Month Crispus Attucks, Bessie Coleman, the Little Rock Nine, Malcolm X, MLK, Barack Obama, Jesse Owe A good concept and an appealing, handsome presentation with beautiful illustrations by Shane Evans but the author fails to achi...

  3. says:

    Just listened to this for free on soundcloud from Audiofile magazine, it s a great listen about some people I d never heard of and it made me want to doresearch on those people Fantastic narration

  4. says:

    This would be an awesome book for teachers looking to supplement their BHM lessons and units particularly for upper elementary and middle grade students though I would argue even older students would benefit Smith presents a great mixture of well known and little known figures Some reviewers disagree with me on this, but I used to do a Who...

  5. says:

    Brief summaries of events that have shaped American history I understand the desire to highlight February as Black History month, but this history belongs to all Americans regardless of skin tones A very good book for anyone interested in learning

  6. says:

    The author wanted to create a work for Black History Month that would go beyond the familiar names and faces bruited every year His thoughts on this phenomenon that he gave in an interview are worth quoting, because they are so true I remember sitting in my sixth grade class at Marian Anderson Elementary in Compton, California, when February rolled around and my teacher, Mr Johnson, hung up the faces of Black History Month around the room Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Harr The author wanted to create a work...

  7. says:

    I wanted to like this book so muchthan I did The concept is wonderful and some of the individual entries in this work are five stars As a whole, however, it falls short in its incomplete unbalanced treatment of each event and or person.Every event or person is concerned with the U.S except Nelson Mandela If reaching outside of black America, then this selection should strive to bebalanced than it is 27 events are U.S 1 South African how is this changing the whole I wanted to like this book so mucht...

  8. says:

    This is a wonderful book comprised of poems about important historical events in black history This book would be most appropriate for upper elementary students in fourth and fifth grade Every page of this book contains a poem about a prominent person or event in history These topics range from Wilma Rudolph s Olympic gold medal, to the Brown v Board of Education court decision While the poems itself are very entertaining and informational, the illustrations that accompany each poem are sur This is a wonderful book comprised of poems about important historical events in black history This book would be most appropriate for upper elementary students in fourth and fifth grade Every page of this book contains a poem about a prominent person or event in history These topics range from Wilma Rudolph s Olympic gold medal, to the Brown v Board of Education court decision While the poems itself are very entertaining and informational, the...

  9. says:

    1.A text to world connection I had to the book 28 Days was between it and a documentary I watched on TV about Black History The author states in the beginning of the book that he has a love hate relationship with Black History Month, and the documentary I watched expanded on the same concept why is it okay to only celebrate Black History for one month out of the year I find this topic stimulating and it also helps me to beaware as a teacher to not limit the importance of these heroes or 1.A text to world connection I had to the book 28 Days was between it and a documentary I watched on TV about Black History The autho...

  10. says:

    I cannot say enough good things about this book It s wonderful to use throughout the month of February to talk about influential African Americans My students loved that Smith Jr s author note informed the reader that he didn t want the whole book to be about theprominent African Americans that most students are already aware of I love how each page containsthan just facts about the person being discussed The illustrations in this book are wonderful The illustrator, Shane Evans I cannot say enough good things about this book It s wonderful to use throughout the month of February to talk about influential African Americans My students loved that Smith Jr s author note informed ...

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