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Movies for Black History Month

Amistad [videodisc] by DreamWorks Pictures in association with HBO Pictures ; produced by Steven Spielberg

 

 

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [videodisc] by Tomorrow Entertainment, Inc

 

 

 

 

Boycott [videodisc] by produced by Preston Holmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daughters of the dust [videodisc] by a Geechee Girls production

 

 

 

Down in the Delta [videodisc] by Miramax Films and Showtime present an Amen Ra Films and Chris/Rose Productions production

 

 

 

 

20 Great Reads for Black History Month

Documentaries for Black History Month

American Experience: The Abolitionists by Artist Not Provided — Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought  in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. Part of the PBS series American Experience.

 

 

Africans in America [videodisc]: America's journey through slavery by produced for PBS by WGBH Boston — The story of slavery's birth in the early 1660s through the onset of thr Civil War. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett.

 

 

 

4 little girls [videodisc] by an HBO documentary film in association with 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee Joint — When a bomb tore through the basement of a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, it took the lives of four young girls. This powerful documentary captures a time, a place, and a way of life that would be forever altered by their deaths. Directed by Spike Lee.

 

 

 

Kindergarten

Aaron's hair by Robert N. Munsch

When Aaron hurts his hair's feelings by saying he hates it, his hair runs away and jumps onto other people and into trouble.

After eating an entire box of doughnuts leads to consequences Alexander does not like, he decides to be the best boy ever for the rest of his life.

A weird web site provides Kilgore Junior High students and best friends Matt and Craz the opportunity to make their cartoons become real, which has some unexpected and dire consequences.

When his weekly allowance just isn't cutting it anymore, lovable slacker Charlie Joe devises ways to make more money--and fast.

While older sister Alex is trying to orchestrate a perfect first kiss with her heartthrob and younger sister Joey prefers frogs to boys, Stevie Reel wonders if she is ready for a boyfriend while being pursued by a new boy in her class.

Why did the chicken cross the road? TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!! Jesse and his friends hatch a master plan... but can a gang of kids defeat an army of angry robot chickens?

With a school Talent Bonanza coming up, there is only one thing that can keep fifth-grader Louie Burger from taking a big step toward his dream of becoming a world-famous comedian--extreme stage fright.

Twelve-year-old Tom Elm, his raccoon friend Roderick, Percival, Abbey, and Barclay Bone, warrior-priest Randolf, and forest-woman Lorimar join in a quest to find the pieces of the Spark that can save Dreaming-- and the Waking World-- from a Darkness created by the Nacht.

When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

Big Nate doodlepalooza by Lincoln Peirce

Try out this awesome activity book for scribble games, secret codes and nonstop laughs.

Cartboy goes to camp by L. A. Campbell

Hopelessly hapless Hal Rifkind, a.k.a. Cartboy, is off to summer camp. And not just any old camp, but history camp. Campers have to learn how to churn butter, plant maize, and carry water from the stream--or they get punished for not doing their chores. What else could possibly go wrong for Cartboy?

Anyone but me by Nancy E Krulik

Third-grader Katie Carew gains insight into the thinking of the class bully when she is magically transformed into a hamster--an animal the bully fears.

Over the summer, Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay, a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry—Andrea and A.J. rally the Ella Mentry School gang to end their summer on a note they'll never forget.

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

Beezus' biggest problem was her 4 year old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knew sisters were supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seemed impossible.

Confident that Stanley can succeed where international spies and thieves have failed, Stanley's mom who loves to cook mails him to Mexico to get a secret herbal ingredient that she must have.

Author/illustrator Nick Bruel tries to explain to the reader how to write a story, but Bad Kitty is not at all happy about the plot, which has her going on a turnip diet to lose weight. Includes a recipe for roasted turnips.

Best friends forever by Kate DiCamillo

The friendship of tall Gollie and short Bink is tested by Gollie's queenly airs, a lack of pancakes, and their shared profile in a book of record holders.

A collection of five stories about a family of silly people, based on noodle folklore from America, India, Japan, Korea, and the Arabian Nights.

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.

Amelia Bedelia suggests that her Mom, who is feeling blue, go on a play date while Amelia Bedelia is doing the same, and then enlists her friends to help make chalk drawings on the house, sidewalk, and more to brighten Mom's day with her favorite things.

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