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Carter Reads the Newspaper“Carter G Woodson didn’t just read history He changed it” As the father of Black History Month he spent his life introducing others to the history of his peopleCarter G Woodson was born to two formerly enslaved people ten years after the end of the Civil War Though his father could not read he believed in being an informed citizen So Carter read the newspaper to him every day When he was still a teenager Car. I love it when picture books teach me things Carter Reads the Newspaper is a picture book biography of Carter G Woodson the man who created Black History Month It's an interesting look at the importance of celebrating your history even if it isn't included in the official narrativeThe book talks about Woodson's life from his childhood up until 1926 when he was trying to spread the word about Negro History Week which would later become Black History Month His idea was spurred by one of Woodson's Harvard professors who told him that black people had no history When Woodson argued that they did the professor challenged him to prove him wrong and Woodson spent the rest of his life doing just thatThe illustrations are uite nice here with the theme of the newspaper running throughout; some of the backgrounds feature soft faded newsprint with washes of colour On the endpapers are little portraits of a number of black leaders; mini biographies are included for these people at the back of the bookThis book would be great for the classroom or for any kid who enjoys learning about history I wouldn't necessarily recommend it just to black kids either; Woodson is an important and inspiring figure that everyone could benefit from learning about Thank you to NetGalley and Peachtree Publishers for providing a digital ARC

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FREE READ É Carter Reads the Newspaper ✓ “Carter G Woodson didn’t just read history He changed it” As the father of Black History Month he spent his life introducing others to the history of his peopleCarter G Woodson was born to two formerly enslaved people ten years after the end of the Civil War Though his father could not read he Eople thought about historyFrom an award winning team of author Deborah Hopkinson and illustrator Don Tate this first ever picture book biography of Carter G Woodson emphasizes the importance of pursuing curiosity and encouraging a hunger for knowledge of stories and histories that have not been told Illustrations also feature brief biological sketches of important figures from African and African American history. Carter Woodson the founding father of Black History Month reads the newspaper to learn about and change the world Curious why he didn't learn enough about the history of African Americans he started the Black History Week and later becoming the Black History Month My favorite uote from Carter G Woodson 1944 the teaching of the whole truth will help us in the direction of a real democracy

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Ter went to work in the coal mines There he met a man named Oliver Jones and Oliver did something important he asked Carter not only to read to him and the other miners but also research and find information on the subjects that interested them “My interest in penetrating the past of my people was deepened” Carter wrote His journey would take him many years traveling around the world and transforming the way p. Carter Reads the Newspaper is the story of Carter G Woodson written for children It is a picture book biography of Carter G Woodson the man who created Black History MonthHe was born to two former slaves and would read the newspaper to his illiterate father His father knew how important it was to be an informed citizen Woodson’s needed to go to work to help support his family so did not attend high school as a teen While working in the mines he met a man named Oliver Jones who was also illiterate Like many former slaves and civil war veterans he valued learning and held meetings in his home to discuss current events Carter attended and became a valuable part of this group because he could read the newspaper and research for them Eventually continuing his education he earned a PhD in history from Harvard It was there that he met a professor who stated that Black People had no history When Woodson argued that they did the professor challenged him to prove him wrong This motivated Carter to spend the rest of his life doing just that Carter G Woodson established what was then called Negro History Week in 1926 which eventually became Black History Month a project that helped make Black history accessible to a non academic audience Woodson’s relationship to newspapers anchors Hopkinson’s book This picture book has a lot of text and because of that I think it is appropriate for middle grades ages 9 and up The illustrations are uite nice with the theme of the newspaper running throughout There is also a lot of information in the end pages including resources to learn about Carter G Woodson and other important Black Americans in US history This book would be a great addition to classroom school and public libraries A great resource for Black History month The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon my reuest The rating ideas and opinions shared are my own