A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by True Events of the 1st Memorial Day by Leah Henderson and illustrated by the award-winning Floyd Cooper.
The story of Eli, who with his family and community, on May 1st, 1865, memorialized Union soldiers in Charleston, North Carolina. Black, Brown, and White people singing "John Brown's Body", walking in procession with flowers and crosses to the town cemetery, the town is sad yet, celebrates, the soldier's graves for contributing to those who gave their lives freely to those who were enslaved.
The back matter includes an author's note about the roots of Decoration Day, a timeline,, archival photos, and a bibliography.
This is a necessary purchase for classroom and home libraries to include regarding the roots of Memorial Day.
Can be used for K-12.
We Are Here Lit! Have two books to feed your Soul, Identity & Heritage!
The People Remember by Ibi Zoboi and Illustrated by Loveis Wise, create a bridge for young people to understand the connection between us, our heritage, and Kwanzaa, beautifully.
Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History by Schele Williams reframes our history by claiming 'while our ancestors’ freedom was taken from them, their spirit was not'. This book shares our determination and brilliance IN SPITE our circumstances.
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