June 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Stories for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | SLJ DVD Review

K-Gr 5 –This DVD contains two picture book adaptations that highlight the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. to the civil rights movement: March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Dr. Christine King Farris and Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, with art by Bryan Collier.

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass | A Bibliography

A selected bibliography in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass.

Teddy Roosevelt’s ‘Mighty Things’ | An Interview with Doreen Rappaport

In her writing, Doreen Rappaport champions those who have wrestled with authority figures and great personal challenges—often risking their lives for a greater good. Her latest book examines the life of Teddy Roosevelt.

Pick of the Day: To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt

Rappaport breathes life into her subject in a way that is sure to spark the interest of the most reluctant reader.