My very favorite DVD series for kids is Scholastic Storybook Treasures and their new release for Black History Month is a special treat. It is called “Stories about African American Heritage Featuring March On!” The title story is written by Dr. Christine King Farris, who tells the story of her brother Martin’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. It also includes the popular “Martin’s Big Words,” stories about Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, the classic folk tale “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears,” and “Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad.”
I have one copy to give away. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about an African American you admire. Don’t forget your address! (US addresses only.) I’ll pick a winner at random on February 5. Good luck!