Happy Black History Month everyone!
There is no better way to start this month off than with a book that encourages Black children to dream.
Oftentimes, discriminatory barriers leave Black children feeling there is no purpose in dreaming. Teachers, librarians, and parents go out of your way to instill the importance and ability to dream and create.
Jubilantly written by author Tricia Elam Walker and masterfully illustrated by Ekua Holmes, Dream Street, a street in the Roxbury neighborhood in Boston, shows the intergenerational community love that uplifts, gives hope, inspires, and dreams.
This book is perfect to engage in conversations about your student's dreams.
It can also be tied to the American Dream & MLK's I Have A Dream speech for secondary students to apply to civic concepts. Or contrast it to a Dream Deferred.
WE ARE HERE will provide you book reviews, discussions, news, and programming about literature and literacy by and about Black males. This site will also feature vlog conversations on topics related to the promoting literacy and voice for Black boys and young men.