Civil Rights activist Miss Mary Hamilton was found to be in contempt of court after she demanded that an Alabama judge address her with the same honorifics used to address white people. Her case ultimately went to the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled in her favor in 1964 and brought about a permanent change in courtrooms nationwide.
Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect combines powerful free verse from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and striking scratchboard illustrations by Jeffery Boston Weatherford to honor this unsung heroine. Read on to hear what inspired the this family team to tell Miss Hamilton’s story and what surprised them on along the way!
On January 20 we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Black History Month in February is just around the corner. Whether you’re looking for books to use in library displays, collecting book lists to share with readers, or looking for titles to complement curriculum, this comprehensive list contains many fantastic books for readers in grades PreK-12 you’ll want to consider.
The new picture book from celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and the award-winning illustrator Floyd Cooper, Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, comes to bookshelves everywhere on February 2nd.
Keep scrolling to watch Carole Boston Weatherford discuss the socio-emotional importance of telling stories like Unspeakable, and mark the calendar with her upcoming events!
Examine the struggle for justice for Black Americans, from voter suppression and the controversy over Confederate monuments to the protests against police brutality and racially motivated violence. Gain historical and current context to understand why the fight for Black rights continues today, through our brand-new series The Fight for Black Rights (Alternator Books®)
This list will help you get ready for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 21 and Black History Month in February. Simply use it to quickly pull together displays, featured reads or anything else you need! Read More