With longer story lines, more challenging vocabulary, and amazing illustrations, the picture book titles we call illustrated fiction work well as part of a curriculum unit for students in the middle grades or junior high. This month I’ve selected several stories that can be used to supplement curriculum for Black History month celebrated in February. In an effort to offer more context for these illustrated fiction titles, I’ve also included links to videos about the famous African American people and events featured in the stories.
Almost to Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is a captivating account told from the point of view of an enslaved child’s beloved rag doll of escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad. Suspenseful and poignant it is a story of hope and resilience.
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