Isabella doesn’t just switch lives every week but also identities. Read on for 25 middle grade books by Black authors across all genres: mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, graphic novel, contemporary, memoir, and verse. During this month we make a special effort to recognize the often neglected accomplishments of notable African Americans. You Cannot Touch My Hair: Mena Fombo at TEDxBristol. âFreedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movementâ by Angela Y. Davis Writing a Historical Dialogue Ask your students … Bookshop Gordon Parks, by Carole Boston Weatherford. Infuse Black history into the curriculum year-round: Tom Joyner, the recently retired syndicated radio host, used the phrase “Black history 365 days a year” to mean that Black history isn’t a gimmick meant for one month out of the year, with a student assembly or a potluck dinner with traditional Black foods. Nonfiction Books for 11-Year-Olds (6th Grade) Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert Excellent! Here are six books that the sixth graders in my Bookoplis Book Club are raving about right now and made time in their busy schedules to read. Since 1975, Americans have recognized February as Black History Month. Also available from: Amazon. (shelved 3 times as 6th-grade-historical-fiction) avg rating 4.37 — 1,850,517 ratings — published 2005 When the slaves smuggle in a newspaper, Ben has the privilege of reading the Emancipation Proclamation to his fellow captives. But even though Lizzie and Paul are excited to finally go to school, it isn’t easy. Some describe our different histories while others show the joys and challenges that are shared by children of all colors as they learn and grow. Illustrated by: Shane Evans . But then her school organizes a pageant, and Vanessa, with the help of a teacher and a friend, decides to enter. This book tells the true story of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. If you feel your student is not ready for a particular subject or is too advanced for something that is offered, please refer to our Grade Level Chart to explore all the courses available on SchoolhouseTeachers.com and the grade level designated for each. by Activity Center on 12.09.15. Bookshop While Vanessa struggles with her self-esteem, she can hardly remember her mother, and her grandfather is struggling with addiction. No. A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver, by Aliki. Filed Under: Book Lists, History Tagged With: first grade, second grade, third grade, kindergarten. Our list of engaging books for 11- and 12-year-olds has it all, from science fiction and exciting fantasy epics to funny middle school chronicles and gritty contemporary tales inspired by the headlines. By: Charles Smith . 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