Celebrate Black History Month!

Celebrate Black History Month!

February 25th at 1PM ET

Read all About These Black History Month Icons!

These trailblazers have made the world a better place, so be sure to tune in to learn all about their terrific achievements and contributions through these wonderful picture books!

Join us virtually to discover:

  • Jimmy's Rhythm & Blues: The Extraordinary Life of James Baldwin by MICHELLE MEADOWSBefore he became a legendary writer, James “Jimmy” Baldwin was a young boy from Harlem, New York, who loved stories. He found joy in the rhythm of music, family, and books. When he discovered the written word, he discovered true power. Writing gave him a voice. And that voice opened the world to Jimmy, where he used his voice fearlessly.

  • Rooting for Plants: The Unstoppable Charles S. Parker, Black Botanist and Collector by JANICE N. HARRINGTONIn 1882, Black botanist and mycologist Charles S. Parker sprouted up in the lush, green Pacific Northwest. From the beginning, Charles’s passion was plants, and he when he was drafted to fight in World War I, Charles experienced prejudice against Black soldiers and witnessed the massive ecological devastation that war caused. Those experiences made him even more determined to follow his dreams of having a career making things grow, not destroying them.
  • Ida B. Wells Marches for the Vote by DINAH JOHNSONIda B. Wells grew up during a time when women did not have the right to vote. But Ida aspired for equality; she had learned from her parents to forge a life through hope and bravery, so she worked tirelessly to fight for an America that was fair to everyone regardless of race and gender. Her courageous activism made her one of the most influential civil rights leaders in American history. Here is Ida’s story with a specific spotlight on her fearless role in the Women’s March of 1913.

Sunday, February 25th at 1PM ET via Crowdcast!

For all Books of Wonder events, we expect all participants to maintain a family friendly atmosphere, inclusive of respect and fairness. Anyone who violates this standard of behavior, including engaging in any form of harassment, inappropriate language, or disruptive conduct, will, at our discretion, be immediately removed.