History

Selma to Montgomery, March 7-25, 1965

Three marches in 1965, from  Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, were part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement and led to the passage that year of the Voting Rights Act, considered a landmark federal achievement of the Civil Rights Movement.

Across that bridge: life lessons and a vision for change by John Lewis ; with Brenda Jones

Controversy and hope: the civil rights photographs of James Karales by Julian Cox with Rebekah Jacob and Monica Karales ; foreword by Andrew Young

Eyes on the prize: America's civil rights years, 1954- 1965 by Juan Williams, with the Eyes on the prize production team ; introduction by Julian Bond

What We're Reading: March, 2015

Born to Rule!

In honor of Women's History Month check out some of these titles about female rulers throughout history:
 

Born to rule: five reigning consorts, granddaughters of Queen Victoria: Maud of Norway, Sophie of Greece, Alexandra of Russia, Marie of Romania, and Victoria Eugenie of Spain by Julie Gelardi

 

Elizabeth and Mary: cousins, rivals, queens by Jane Dunn

 

 

 

 

Female pharaohs [videodisc] by Discovery Communications

 

 

 

 

Five empresses: court life in eighteenth-century Russia by Evgenii V. Anisimov ; translated by Kathleen Carroll

 

Biographies for Women's History Month

Picture Books for Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, try one of these great picture books with positive stories featuring strong female characters. 

Dancing in the wings by Debbie Allen ; pictures by Kadir Nelson
Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall.

The dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.

Historical Fiction Suggestions by Grade

Kindergarten

Amelia and Eleanor go for a ride by story by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; pictures by Brian Selznick

Knit your bit: a World War I story by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia

Desmond and the very mean word: a story of forgiveness by Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams ; illustrated by A.G. Ford

Unspoken: a story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming ; pictures by Stacey Dressen-McQueen

What We're Reading: February 2015

Holiday Fun with a Michigan Activities Pass

Looking for family activities during the holiday break? Library patrons can use their library card online to print a pass allowing them complimentary or reduced cost access to arts and cultural organizations across the state. Canton Public Library card holders may login to print a pass at the MAP website.

Year 2014 Top Nonfiction Picks

Votes are in and actually several of these titles were nominated by more than one CPL librarian. Check them out.

The Edmund Fitzgerald

The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald will be commemorated today. Twenty nine lives were lost when the ship sank in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975 about 17 miles from Whitefish Point.  Gordon Lightfoot recorded a memorable tribute to the lost crew in his song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. For more information on the Edmund Fitzgerald and other notable Great Lakes shipwrecks try some of the titles below. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum are also both great sources for information on the tragedy. 

Mighty Fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher

Gales of November: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Robert J. Hemming

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