By Yasmine Aslam-Hasmi Today we're pleased to welcome Saadia Faruqi and Aneesa Mumtaz to the WNDB blog to discuss their middle grade nonfiction book The Wonders We Seek: Thirty Incredible Muslims Who Helped Shape the World, out today, June 7, 2022! In this biographical collection, with … [Read more...] about Q&A With Saadia Faruqi & Aneesa Mumtaz, The Wonders We Seek
By Edie Ching Today we're thrilled to welcome co-authors Martha Brockenbrough and Grace Lin as well as illustrator Julia Kuo to the WNDB blog discuss their picture book I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story, out November 23, 2021! He challenged the Supreme Court on his right to be called … [Read more...] about Q&A With Martha Brockenbrough, Grace Lin, and Julia Kuo, I Am An American
Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon. The book was designed by Matt Roeser. The book will be released on September 28, 2021, by Candlewick Press. Take a look at the Revolution in Our Time website and … [Read more...] about Cover Reveal for Revolution in Our Time by Kekla Magoon
Like Home by Louisa Onomé is out now. Order it here! I never intentionally set out to write a story about change. When I started drafting my contemporary debut Like Home, I thought I was writing a story about friendship, love, and above all, community. I haven’t always been interested in the … [Read more...] about What Naruto Taught Me About History, Community, and a Toronto Suburb
By Sarah Prager LGBTQ+ history education is absolutely vital for LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ K-12 students alike to understand our community’s undeniable contributions to society. From Alan Turing’s invention of the computer to Glenn Burke’s invention of the high five, there is no field or culture … [Read more...] about Why Every State Should Require LGBTQ+ History Be Taught in Public K-12 Schools
Today we're pleased to welcome Angela Joy to the WNDB blog to discuss her picture book BLACK IS A RAINBOW COLOR, out now! A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on. Red is a rainbow … [Read more...] about Q&A with Angela Joy: BLACK IS A RAINBOW COLOR
By Gholdy Muhammad Over the past seven years, I have been deeply involved in studying archival documents of the 19th century that chronicled literacy development among Black Americans. I engaged in archeological digs through hundreds of historical documents and literary artifacts, such as … [Read more...] about How to Move Beyond the Common Core and Connect Historical Excellence to Your Classroom
By Sarah Prager Happy LGBTQ+ History Month! I have loved LGBTQ+ history since I figured out as a preteen I was a part of that community. Getting to know my ancestors’ stories was a way I found my sense of self and community as a teen. They let me know I wasn’t alone and I wasn’t the first one to … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t There More LGBTQ+ People in History Books?