Two Caldecott Honor Books

by Karen Walch | Mar 16, 2022

Have You Ever Seen a Flower?
written and illustrated by Shawn Harris

Done with bright colored pencils, this book travels from the gray of the city to a rainbow of colors in a meadow. You are asked if you have ever really seen a flower--with your eyes--way down deep. Children can explore what it is to really see a flower with all their senses, even imagining BEING a flower. A unique way to help you explore plants in lots of ways.

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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

In the early 1900s, Tulsa Oklahoma was home to a thriving African American Community: the Greenwood District. Not all of the white community was happy about this. When a white 17-year-old elevator operator accused a black 19- year-old shoeshine man of assault, simmering hatred boiled over. On May 31, a mob attacked Greenwood, looted homes and business, and 8,000 people were left homeless. About 100 African Americans were killed. The event was largely suppressed, and there was no official investigation for 75 years. This is the story that was suppressed for so long.

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