The ABCs of Black History

The ABCs of Black History

An alphabet book that presents key names, moments, and places in Black history with simple text lyrically written by poet Rio Cortez. This is an opportunity for children to learn their ABCs to the sound of words beyond apple, boy, and cat, and an opportunity for young thinkers to prepare for big ideas.  ...

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Title:The ABCs of Black History
Author:Rio Cortez
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1523507497
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:64 pages pages

The ABCs of Black History Reviews

  • Iris
    Dec 16, 2020
    For a short picture book, Rio Cortez was able to introduce readers to a great many inspiring individuals in black history! Each letter is associated with compelling words and historically important subjects like anthem, diaspora, and Tuskegee. The words this alphabet title culminates w...
  • Tasha
    Jan 09, 2021
    Offer even the smallest children a look at Black history in the United States with this alphabet book. Told in rhyming stanzas, this picture book invites exploration beyond its covers. It begins with A is for anthem, a call for voices to rise in song and to call for freedom. B is for b...
  • Laura
    Jan 19, 2021
    This is not so much an ABC book, as a neat way to teach black history, and attaching each subject to a letter of the alphabet. What I really liked about it, as I always do about books like this, was the back matter, where each of the sections is explained in deeper detail. So if ...
  • Theresa
    Oct 21, 2020
    I received an ARC through NetGalley from Workman Publishing Company. This picture book has memorable illustrations and inviting prose. The words and poetry chosen to represent each letter are dynamic and the historical figures noted invite so much room for dialogue with children. This ...
  • Ellon
    Feb 07, 2021
    Absolutely breathtaking. I love everything about this book. The illustrations are fantastic, the text is wonderful and informative, the message is uplifting. I got chills reading several times. There is also extensive back matter that explains in more details about many of the figures,...
  • Kat
    Dec 06, 2020
    I read this in a virtual Story-time with the children. I also did a read ahead and adored this book! It?s a deep dive into Black history and even mentioned a few names that were new to me! ...
  • Pam
    Oct 18, 2020
    I received an electronic ARC from Workman Publishing Company through NetGalley. Cortez has created a powerful message for readers of all ages though the focus is on elementary level readers. This book will jump start discussions and, hopefully, dialogue about pieces of history that ma...
  • Raymond
    Dec 16, 2020
    I heard about this book on Kirkus Reviews podcast, Fully Booked. Its powerful and the illustrations are really good. ...
  • Jessica
    Jul 16, 2020
    The ABCs of Black History is a beautifully written and illustrated rhyming nonfiction book, perfect for all ages. From read alouds to individual reading and research, this book will educate and inspire students to learn even more about black history. It also includes a highly informati...
  • Jenn Adams
    Jul 30, 2020
    Love the colors and art style in general. Love the range of topics and people that are mentioned. Even better, there is a section in the back that goes into more detail, and a list of resources at the beginning! Not just the same old children's Black history book, this one even re...
  • Melissa
    Dec 21, 2020
    Teachers will use this book often to teach Black History, Famous Black People in history, and special words associated with history. Upper elementary students will be able to read on their own. The back of the book includes excellent details regarding vocabulary and people discussed fo...
  • Rita H
    Jan 08, 2021
    What a beautiful, empowering book! This Black History primer is a rich text, with beautiful illustrations that can be used as either a gradual introduction or a deep immersion into Black history and culture. Because it is written for children, if it is used as a deep immersion, I would...
  • Donna Maguire
    Aug 16, 2020
    Review to be added to Amazon UK and US on 22nd December 2020 ? publication day! I really enjoyed this book and it has a lot more packed in to the pages than your traditional ABC book and I was very pleasantly surprised! The images were nice and bright and it had some exc...
  • Olivia
    Dec 22, 2020
    See my full review here: https://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsno... THE ABCS OF BLACK HISTORY is a fantastic picture book of a poetic walk through the alphabet related to Black history. The book is written with a beautiful poem that flows easily off the tongue on each page. Words that...
  • Tara
    Dec 30, 2020
    I?m normally not a fan of alphabet books because, ho-hum... It?s just hard to take abc?s and do something dynamic enough to hold the interest of children AND their parents. The success of this title relies on very good informative writing and a strong rhythm. Honestly, you could ...
  • Kady
    Jul 16, 2020
    I really enjoyed this book. Although I am a white woman, I am trying to bring up my kids in a world where diversity is the norm. It is hard to do in a very white state, so I figured books from all situations is the best way I can do this. I expected to to be focused more on more detail...
  • Mary
    Sep 05, 2020
    ?An ABC book like no other?. The authors certainly got that right. A rhyming tale of noteworthy people, past and present. Whether or not I?m familiar with all the people mentioned is not important. What is important is the fact that everyone should be familiar with most and get t...
  • Sarah
    Jul 18, 2020
    Thank you yo NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review. I cannot say enough amazing things about this book. Black history is told explored through the alphabet. The illustrations are perfect and the text provides the reader with so much information. I es...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Feb 06, 2021
    This is a book that needs to be in all school and public libraries. Do not be fooled into thinking this is a book for toddlers, that is not the case. This is an amazing book on the history of the Black community all around the world. It is written in a fun and simple way with a lyrical...
  • Natalie
    Sep 05, 2020
    I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. The ABCs of Black History is a fantastic book for children to educate them not only on the alphabet (from a young age), but to also educate, inspire and evoke re...
  • joyce w. laudon
    Jul 24, 2020
    Put this title on a Christmas list for a young child in your life.  The messages for each letter are inspiring and the illustrations are gorgeously detailed, vibrant and expressive.  With its rhyming text and thoughtful choices for each letter, this book is a winner.  It also includ...
  • Morris
    Aug 13, 2020
    This is a stunning book in regards to both illustrations and content. I learned quite a bit from it as an adult and it can be used by homeschoolers to start many different lessons. Highly recommended! This unbiased review is based on a complimentary copy provided by the publisher. ...
  • Christina
    Sep 14, 2020
    Thank you to Workman Publishing Company and NetGalley for the eARC to read and review! The ABCs of Black History is a fantastic celebration of black history and black culture. The past and present are interwoven, illuminated by beautifully colorful full page spreads and rhyming coup...
  • Aolund
    Jan 25, 2021
    This extravagantly beautiful book is a joy to behold and a rich, celebratory, informative reading experience. Each page contains enough information to expand into multiple lessons that could provide further context and extension, but the rhyming text makes it propulsive enough to read ...
  • Oyinda
    Aug 18, 2020
    Thank you Workman Publishing Company for granting me free and early access to this book via Netgalley in exchange for my impartial review. The author and illustrator both did such a great job here. I loved every part of this book, and it will make a great addition to every black ki...
  • Erica
    Aug 16, 2020
    This book provides a solution to a much needed hole in children's literature!!! Not just an ABC book, it gives historical and modern context that is appropriate for elementary aged kids as they learn about Black History. Most importantly it weaves a larger picture of events and pe...
  • Rebecca
    Dec 07, 2020
    Beautifully illustrated and overall brilliant book! Well worth addition for any daycare/classroom bookshelf! ...
  • Amanda Lavelle
    Oct 14, 2020
    Thank you to NetGalley and Workmen Publishing Company for kindly providing me with a digital copy of this book for review. In this book there is an awful lot to digest. It tells you a little about a lot, rather than a lot about a little. By that I mean that it is probably best viewed ...
  • Zibby Owens
    Jan 28, 2021
    I loved this children's book, The ABCs of Black History. After reading it, I don't think this is just for kids; it's for everyone! This book is just one long beautiful, illustrated poem told in rhyming verse. My favorite page was the diaspora page?how far everyone trav...
  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
    Jul 26, 2020
    Such a wholesome, amazing book on the history of the Black community all around the world! This one is educational in a really fun manner with all that loud, vibrant illustrations and that powerful yet charming writing. All the way to go! I got to learn about the various culture...