Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Virtual Book Tour: Day 5

For today’s stop on the tour, we have a special treat! We’re visiting the wonderful online bookseller, Brown Sugar & Spice. This family-oriented bookseller specializes in African-American and Multicultural Children’s Books. Click on the link to go to the home page, then scroll down to view some of the wonderful books they offer for children and families. Here's the original video that was posted during this day on the tour.

Just for Kids:
Yesterday we talked about making an award for your favorite book. Do you have a favorite book about African American history? I have so many favorites, I can’t list them all, but here are some of them. Check your library to see if they have some of these titles so you can read them, too!
1. If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King by Ellen Levine
2. The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman
3. Hausaland: The Fortress Kingdoms by Philip Koslow
4. Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney
5. Juneteenth: Freedom Day by Muriel Miller Branch
6. African-Americans in the Old West by Tom McGowen
7. The Tuskegee Airmen by Linda and Charles George
8. The 19th Century and Abolition by Voices in African American History
9. With a Banjo on my Knee: A Musical Journey from Slavery to Freedom by Rex M. Ellis
10. The Back Bard of North Carolina: George Moses Horton and His Poetry, edited by Joan R. Sherman

Yesterday’s Trivia Q and A:
Yesterday’s question was:
Who founded the city of Chicago?
a. Nannie Helen Burroughs, educator
b. Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, fur trader and frontiersman
c. Hiram Revels, first African American Senator
The answer is: b. Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable. Fur trader and frontiersman, DuSable founded a flourishing trading post on the present site of the city. He was influential in the westward expansion of America.

Today’s Trivia Question:
What was the name of the first African American newspaper?
a. Freedom’s Journal
b. The North Star
c. The Mystery
Submit your answer by posting it as a comment to today’s blog. It won’t be published on the blog, but your name will be put in a hat to be drawn for 5 prizes to give away at the end of the tour. Check back in tomorrow for the answer!

Coming tomorrow:
On Day 6 of my Virtual Book Tour, we’ll be stopping by author Laura Salas’ blog for an in-depth interview about both D is for Drinking Gourd and another of my books, A Kid’s Guide to African American History!

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