Book Review: Simone Visits the Museum

So, I stumbled upon this great children's book this weekend. After church on Sunday, I went to one of my favorite local restaurants, Franklin's, and I stopped in their general store after we ate, and I found this gem, Simone Visits the Museum by Dr. Kelsi Bracmort. It grabbed my attention because the characters are African American, and the book has awesome illustrations. I always make it a point … [Read more...]

Children’s Book Review: “The Princess and the Pea” & Black History Month

What better way to begin Black History Month than with a book review by a very talented illustrator, Rachel Isadora. I purchased Isadora’s “The Princess and the Pea” because I fell in love with the beautiful pictures of African people. I want to instill pride and self-esteem in my children so I look for books with black characters. I had this book in my possession for a few weeks, but I finally … [Read more...]

A Great Children’s Book: City Angel

I love reading to my son. I especially love to read him books that point to the spiritual aspect of our existence. This week, I stumbled upon a great book for children called City Angel by Eileen Spinelli. It’s about an angel who watches over and interacts with the people in a city. One of the things that I love about this book is its illustrations. City Angel is black and wears an afro, which … [Read more...]