12-Story Library Editor Picks
Podcast winners showcase their school’s unsung heroes
Braeden Collett and Brennan Williams were curious about their basement neighbors at school. Their audio-visual classroom studio is right next to the maintenance crew. For their winning podcast, “Whodunnit?,” the…
Queen of Creole Cuisine: Lena Richard broke color barriers in cooking industry
Trained chef Lena Richard was an African American celebrity chef in New Orleans in 1949. Her cooking show was so popular, it aired twice a week. She taught viewers how…
How photography tells the story of black soldiers in the Civil War
Deborah Willis’ new book features more than 70 photos of African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The rare images show the soldiers in uniform. Some are black…
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The Stories of America’s Female Patriots
Frances Perkins and Her Maine Homestead
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Frances Perkins’s Maine home was a great influence on her life and career as the first female cabinet member.
Scholastic: The Melba Pattillo Story
In September 1957, Melba Pattillo and eight other teenagers became the first African-American students to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Read about Melba’s historic and often terrifying experience.
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