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Leading Class Discussion: Pairs

February W 5 U.S. Supreme Court, Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896) [W]; Bernstein, Chapter 2 from Racial Innocence; Helen Bannerman, Little Black Sambo (1899) [R]; E. W. Kemble, A Coon Alphabet (1898) [W]. Melissa Hammond & Jamie Teixeira.
M 17 Bishop, Free Within Ourselves, Chapter 3; Smith, Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance, Chapter 5; Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, Popo and Fifina: Children of Haiti (1932). Heather Etelamaki & Sierra Hale.
March F 7 Rudine Sims Bishop, Free Within Ourselves, Chapter 4; Nancy Larrick, "The All-White World of Children's Books" (1965) [KSOL]. Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day (1962); Don Freeman, Corduroy (1968) [R]. Joan Siopes & Laura Thacker.
W 12 Bishop, Free Within Ourselves, Chapter 6; John Steptoe, Stevie (1969) [R]; Lucile Clifton, The Black BC's (1970) [R]; Muriel Feelings, Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book, illus. Tom Feelings (1974) [R]. Allan Ndoli & Laura Woner.
M 24 Virginia Hamilton, M.C. Higgins, the Great (1974). Erica Morgenstern & Erica Ruscio.
  M 31 Martin, Brown Gold, Chapter 6. Tom Feelings, Middle Passage (1995) [R]; Jon Oyne Lockard, Ebony Sea (1995) [R]. Allison Kuehne & Lindsey Hamilton.
April W 16 Verna Aardema, Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale, illus. Leo and Diane Dillon (1976) [R]; Margaret Musgrove, Leo and Diane Dillon, Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions (1977) [R]. Helene Nguyen & Audrey Trowbridge.
M 21 Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach (1991); Christopher Myers, Wings (2000) [R]; Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers, Harlem (1997) [R]; Bryan Collier, Uptown (2000) [R]. Cully Galloway & James Leakey.
W 23 Jacqueline Woodson, Locomotion (2003). Andi Parrish & Heather Staton.
May M 5 Zetta Elliott, A Wish After Midnight (2010), through Chapter 11. Anne Sisley & Grace Carson.



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