Tag: civil rights

Indiana High School Basketball: Attucks, Oscar Robertson, and Civil Rights

Indiana High School Basketball: Attucks, Oscar Robertson, and Civil Rights

Cindy: Basketball fans rejoice—have we got a book for you! I know there’s some Super Bowl hype ratcheting up, but I couldn’t care less (especially since the Bears are out). It’s officially Big 10 college basketball season at my house and my crimson-and-cream, candy-stripe Hoosier warm-up pants are at the ready, while Lynn cheers for her […]

Posted in: Bookends, Young Adult
Challenging Injustice with MEMPHIS, MARTIN, AND THE MOUNTAINTOP

Challenging Injustice with MEMPHIS, MARTIN, AND THE MOUNTAINTOP

Lynn: What does it take to end oppression and injustice? Many of us would suggest the inspiration of an exceptional leader, but I believe in the bravery and determination of ordinary people. Alice Fay Duncan’s moving picture book, Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 (2018), is a prime example. Duncan bases her book […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Leonard Pitts, Jr. Talks about Grant Park

This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Leonard Pitts, Jr. will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his most recent novel, Grant Park (2015). In his fourth work of fiction, Pitts alternates between two volatile years—1968 and 2008—to intertwine the narratives of two very different men: Malcolm […]

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Voting Matters! These Picture Books Are Perfect for Classroom Use

Voting Matters! These Picture Books Are Perfect for Classroom Use

Lynn and Cindy: We promise not to get all political here, but we WILL say that in the current political circus it is easy to understand why people throw up their hands and decide not to vote. It’s still months until the next big election day, but this issue is important. The right to vote is […]