Bad news: School starts in little more than a month. Good news: That means there’s still plenty of time for summer reading. And if think you’re going to have it difficult with your classes come the fall, you have nothing on Will.
Bayard Rustin played a seminal role in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 1947, he helped plan the Freedom Rides, a tour of cities in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky designed to challenge racial segregration. Among a number of challenges in the early 1960s, he withstood violent attacks and jail time for his acts of civil disobedience.
During the Dig into Poetry and Jazz program held June 25 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library’s children’s room, a number of young aspiring poets were discovered. After listening to various types of jazz music and learning about some of the great jazz musicians such as Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, and Ella Fitzgerald, the children experienced poetry through recitation and playing a poetry word game.
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. This Wednesday, July 24, is her 116th birthday!Celebrate this record-setting role model with your children using the following books: