The People Remember

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice
The People Remember
Author(s):
Ibi Zoboi
Illustrator(s):
Loveis Wise
Age Group:
5-10
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
ISBN:
978-0062915641
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice

This book tells the journey of African descendants in America by connecting their history to the seven principles of Kwanzaa. It begins in Africa, where people were taken from their homes and families. They spoke different languages and had different customs. Yet they were bound and chained together and forced onto ships sailing into an unknown future. Ultimately, all these people had to learn one common language and create a culture that combined their memories of home with new traditions that enabled them to thrive in this new land. This is a lyrical narrative that tells the story of survival, as well as the many moments of joy, celebration, and innovation of Black people in America.

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The Ninth Night of Hanukkah

Erica S. Perl

It’s Hanukkah, and Max and Rachel are excited to light the menorah in their family’s new apartment. But, unfortunately, their Hanukkah box is missing. Luckily, their neighbors are happy to help, offering thoughtful and often humorous stand-in items each night.

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