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This beautifully illustrated story teaches kids about the reality of African slaves praying in secret, while putting their lives at risk. Age 6+

This beautifully illustrated story teaches kids about the reality of African slaves praying in secret, while putting their lives at risk. Age 6+

Irish Tales of the Fairies and the Ghost World (Celtic, Irish), http://www.amazon.com/dp/0486411397/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awd_nZOmsb1W00GEG

Irish Tales of the Fairies and the Ghost World (Celtic, Irish), http://www.amazon.com/dp/0486411397/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awd_nZOmsb1W00GEG

What Momma Left Me by Watson, Renee   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SLR4B2/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4fWlrb0YEV36V

What Momma Left Me by Watson, Renee http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SLR4B2/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4fWlrb0YEV36V

100 Books Worth Reading...glad to see O pioneers on this one. Seriously one of the greatest, but most unread books ever.  #familypieces

100 Books Worth Reading...glad to see O pioneers on this one. Seriously one of the greatest, but most unread books ever. #familypieces

Josh Gibson (December 21, 1911 – January 20, 1947) was a catcher for the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords of the Negro League. He led the league in batting 4 times, with a lifetime average over .350. He also led in home runs 4 times, and is reputed to have hit one 580 feet in an exhibition game in Yankee Stadium. He died of a stroke at the age of 37 only 3 months before Jackie Robinson debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers. #TodayInBlackHistory

Josh Gibson (December 21, 1911 – January 20, 1947) was a catcher for the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords of the Negro League. He led the league in batting 4 times, with a lifetime average over .350. He also led in home runs 4 times, and is reputed to have hit one 580 feet in an exhibition game in Yankee Stadium. He died of a stroke at the age of 37 only 3 months before Jackie Robinson debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers. #TodayInBlackHistory

2007 Author Award Winner, Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper

2007 Author Award Winner, Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper

Check out these historical fiction books about real-life women, including Nefertiti by Michelle Moran.

14 Historical Fiction Books About Real-Life Women

Check out these historical fiction books about real-life women, including Nefertiti by Michelle Moran.

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