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Rayann’s Recs for Black History Month

February 11, 2020

February 2020 student librarian, Rayann, presents her book recommendations for the month.

Photo by Carly Steinauer.

Every month, the 826 Boston After-School Writing and Tutoring Program team chooses one student to be the featured “Student Librarian.” This student gets to select books from 826 Boston’s book collection in the Egleston Tutoring Center that they believe their fellow After-School attendees should read.

This month’s student librarian is Rayann (whose own writing appears in our newest release, When the Lights Go Out ). She’s eight and loves rainbows. For February, she selected three books all revolving around the theme of Black History Month:

I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes

  • You can be an American no matter what color your skin is or where you come from. This book is a famous poem by Langston Hughes!

I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

  • I like the title because it tells you to love your hair, but also to love who you are. I was born to be a chatterbox! It’s something I love about who I am.

ABC of African American Poetry by Ashley Bryan 

  • I chose this book because I love poetry. It has the poems in alphabetical order. It’s poetry from A to Z! The illustrations are done very well.

Celebrate Black History Month with 826 Boston students by checking out Rayann’s book selections today (your local library or bookstore is a great place to start)!


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