February is Black History Month, but that doesn't mean we only need to celebrate nonfiction! Fiction can be a great mechanism to examine history and the legacy of the past, and that makes February a great time to read fiction with African and African-American protagonists. Here are some suggested children's books to read this February!
Have you ever written a letter to the President of the United States?In celebration of Black History Month, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library community will be writing letters to President Obama. In the letter be sure to mention the Anacostia neighborhood in some way. After writing the letter, hand it to staff and we will ensure the letter is sent to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20001.
In collaboration with the Anacostia Community Museum, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library is excited to continue our "Community Leaders Are Readers" program.This monthly program invites children ages 4-8 and their families to listen and discuss stories read by community leaders and participate in crafts.