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Black History Month 2015 Giveaway. Ends Feb 25th


Martin L King DVD

Martin Luther King Jr. – I Have a Dream – DVD

I Survived

I Survived The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis

Anyia

Anyia “Dream of a Warrior

Sounder

Sounder

In keeping with the celebration of Black History Month, Mymcbooks is giveaway 3 books and 1 DVD to 1  lucky winner. Please list your comment BELOW.

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 1 winner  

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends Feb 25th, 2015

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Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #4 – Heather B

Thanks to all who took part

February 7, 2015 Posted by | Black History Month, Free Giveaways | , , , , | 9 Comments

Black History Month 2015 Theme: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture


Black History Month 2015 Theme: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

Over the past century, African American life, history, and culture have become major forces in the United States and the world. In 1915, few could have imagined that African Americans in music, art, and literature would become appreciated by the global community. Fewer still could have predicted the prominence achieved by African Americans, as well as other people of African descent, in shaping world politics, war, and diplomacy. Indeed, it was nearly universally believed that Africans and people of African descent had played no role in the unfolding of history and were a threat to American civilization itself. A century later, few can deny the centrality of African Americans in the making of American history.

This transformation is the result of effort, not chance. Confident that their struggles mattered in human history, black scholars, artists, athletes, and leaders self-consciously used their talents to change how the world viewed African Americans. The New Negro of the post-World War I era made modernity their own and gave the world a cornucopia of cultural gifts, including jazz, poetry based on the black vernacular, and an appreciation of African art. African American athletes dominated individual and team sports transforming baseball, track-and-field, football, boxing, and basketball. In a wave of social movements, African American activism transformed race relations, challenged American foreign policy, and became the American conscience on human rights. http://asalh100.org/black-history-themes/2015-theme/

 

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Contributions by African-Americans to art, literature, sports and pop culture.

The theme for Black History Month in 2015 is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture”. chronicling the important contributions by African-Americans to art, literature, sports and pop culture. In the early 20th century, the rise of a totally new form of music — jazz — can be traced back to African Americans of the post-World War I generation. This was closely followed by the Harlem Renaissance that introduced the voices of African American writers and artists to the national conversation. By the 1960’s, the African American museum movement saw the opening of nationwide centers exhibiting the advances made by African Americans in art, history, and science — culminating in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Doo wop, rock n’ roll, and hip hop can all trace their roots to the African American experience. Legendary sports figures, as well as artists, musicians, actors and actresses also have undeniably contributed to American culture as their influence continues to spread worldwide.

http://www.chiff.com/education/black-history-month.htm

 

 

Black History 2015

National African American History Month Item: B15A Prices $6.25 size 18 X 24 inches Theme: A Century of Black Life, History and Culture

List of Persons

1. Barack Obama , 2. Michelle Obama, 3. Lewis Latimer, 4. George Carruthers, 5. Bessie Coleman, 6. Sojourner Truth  7. Billie Holiday, 8. Ella Fitzgerald, 9. George Washington Carver, 10. Rosa Parks, 11. Martin Luher King Jr.  12. Louis Armstrong, 13. Benjamin Banneker, 14. Shirley Jackson, 15. Ray Brown, 16. Benjammin O. Davis Jr.  17. Mary Mcleod Bethune.
There are three generic persons representing members of the American Armed Forces.

http://www.diversitystore.com/ds/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_ID=1887

 

 

 

 

February 7, 2015 Posted by | Black History Month | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Black History Month 2014 Giveaway. Ends Feb 28th


Aunt Harriet

Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold

Brother of the Knight

Brother of the Knight by Debbie Allen

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter

Henry Box Freedom

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

I Am Harriet Tubman

I am Harriet Tubman by Grace Norwich

I Survived

I Survived The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis

Ron Big Mission

Ron’s Big Mission y Rose Blue and Corinne J Naden

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

The Prince of Fenway Park

The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott

The Wedding Drama

Wedding Drama by Karen English

Talee Book

Talee and the Fallen Object by Jacquitta A McManus

Thank You Dr MLK

Thank You, Dr MLK, JR! By Eleanora E. Tate

Trouble Don't Last

Trouble don’t last by Shelly Pearsall

In keeping with the celebration of Black History Month, Mymcbooks is giveaway 4 books each to 2 lucky winner. Please list your 4 choices with your comment.

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 2 winners.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends February, 28th

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This Giveaway Has Ended

Winners are #4 – Saba and #1 – MJ

February 1, 2014 Posted by | Black History Month, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Black History Month 2014 Theme – Black History Month: ‘Civil Rights in America’


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 Civil Rights in America, commemorating the 50th

Black History Month 2014 Theme – Black History Month: ‘Civil Rights in America’

Black History Month or National African American History Month is an annual celebration of and a time for recognizing achievements by black Americans in U.S. history. Americans have recognized Black History Month annually since 1926. Although blacks have been in America at least as far back as colonial times, it was not until the 20th century that they gained a respectable presence in history books.

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Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who earned a doctorate degree from Harvard, was disturbed to find that history books largely ignored America’s black population. He decided to take on the challenge of writing black Americans into the nation’s history. In 1926, he launched Negro History Week. He chose February because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In the mid-1970s, it became Black History Month and ever since, every American president has issued proclamations endorsing Black History Month.

http://www.forthoodsentinel.com/story.php?id=12699

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_G._Woodson

February 1, 2014 Posted by | Black History Month | , , , , | 2 Comments

Black History Month 2013 Giveaway Part 2. Ends Feb 28th


The Ear

The year is 2174.  The place is Zimbabwe, Africa.  Three adventurous children escape their parents’ heavily guarded mansion to explore the dangerous world outside.  They soon learn how dangerous it really is.  Tendai, the oldest boy, is their leader, although he worries about being brave enough. Rita, his sister, is an expert at starting fights.  Kuda, his little brother, is willing to try anything. They are quickly enslaved in a plastic mine ruled by the terrifying She Elephant and her army of vlei people. Vlei people have been living in the dump so long they look like piles of trash.  The children flee them to find new perils.  They are pursued by the Ear, the Eye and the Arm, detectives hired by the children’s parents, who always seem to arrive too late. The worst danger of all lies at the top of the Mile High MacIlwaine, a hotel so tall that it sways like a tree in the wind.  For up there are not merely humans, but spirits whose aim is to devour the souls of Zimbabwe.

The Scrapyard

The Scrapyard Detectives. The Scrapyard Detectives are on the case! Join Robert, Jinn and Raymond as they solve the mysteries that affect their community, and learn valuable lessons about teamwork and diversity.

Separate, but Not Equal

A moving history of the struggle of African-Americans for equal education rights from colonial times to the present.

Giveaway (US ONLY)

There will be ONLY 1 Winner

Giveaway Ends February 28th

The winner will be selected via Random.org

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #5 – Lily K

February 14, 2013 Posted by | Black History Month, Free Giveaways | , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: World of Ink Tour for Author Alyce Joy Rininger. Ends Sept 16th


About the Author: Alyce Joy was blessed with four children for whom she composed bedtime verses every night. That inspired her to publish a children’s book of prayers, entitled, “Priceless Gems.” When her children were grown, she began to write stories for her grandchildren.

Always fascinated with arts and crafts, she taught herself the art of pyrography. This fired her imagination, and she started burning life-sized pictures of wildlife onto all the doors of her home. Her wood burnings are scattered through the U.S. and Canada.

After deciding to put away her burning tools and torches, she enrolled in, and graduated from the Institute of Children’s Literature.
Alyce Joy hopes every child who reads her stories will look forward to each new adventure, as her favorite fairy becomes entangled into many, outrageous happenstances.

Follow Alyce Joy at website http://alycejoy.com

Publisher http://www.halopublishing.com/bookstore/Ka-Boom

You can find out more about Alyce Joy’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/8q5vw74

To learn more about the World of Ink Tours visit http://worldofinknetwork.com

About the Book: Sprout is a fairy from Spritesville, Ohio. Her given name is Sprunetta Brunetta. She doesn’t like it, because she thinks it sounds too much like somebody’s wicked sister. Since she is only four inches tall, all her friends call her Sprout. This little fairy is in the service of her queen, the beloved Splaminda Herminda, who rules Spritesville.

The queen sends Sprout to different places to do whatever job needs done. Sprout is not a perfect fairy. She has a wild shoe fetish, and is always getting into some kind of trouble. Queen Splaminda realizes Sprout’s problems, but feels the fairy will grow out of her awkwardness, as she matures. Somehow, Sprout always manages to save the good and meek from the scary and sometimes bad…but… occasionally, she needs a little help.

To say the least, it was an explosive meeting between Taylor and Sprout. Taylor’s dollhouse blows up and her wary investigation finds Sprout among its wreckage. The little girl obviously thinks Sprout is a bad, fibbin’ fairy and the fun is about to begin.

Get a sneak peek of the book at http://youtu.be/Hq9sfmzH0-w
Available wherever books are sold and online.

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Winner selected by Random.org to win a copy

Giveaway Ends September 16th, 2012.

Mandatory: Please leave your comment about the author, book and your email address in the comment field below.

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World of Ink Schedule for Author Alyce Joy

Follow this tour to its next stops.

August 31st
Families Matter – Book Review/Giveaway
http://familiesmatter2us.blogspot.com

September 3rd
MomnBaby Network – Book Review/Giveaway
http://momnbaby.com/blogs

September 4th
4 the LOVE of BOOKS – Book Review
http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/

September 5th
The New Book Review
http://www.TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com

 

 This Giveaway Has Ended!

 

Winner is #1 – Lacey

 

 

 

 

August 31, 2012 Posted by | Blog Tour, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Black History Month 2012 Giveaway Part 2. Ends Feb 29th


In keeping with the celebration of Black History Month, Mymcbooks is giveaway four books to 1 lucky winner. 

 

Metal Man by Aaron Reynolds

Sparksliterally fly asDevonmakes the leap from observer to creator. With the help of the Metal Man, canDevonweld a sculpture of his own, or will the scrap metal amount to a pile of junk as his Mom suspects? The unique voice and gritty illustrations capture the urban atmosphere and the heat of the welder’s torch.

Oni’s Good Hair Day

Oni was very excited about going to the Alphabet Kids Afterschool Center for the first time, But when Allegra hurt her feelings, she did not want to go back. What happens the next day? Find out what happens in Oni’s Good Hair Day

 

Home Now by Lesley Beake

Sieta remembers a happy home far away over the mountains, but now she is living with her Aunty in a place she must call Home Now. Her new home is a busy, friendly place but Sieta can’t seem to smile. One day she meets an orphaned baby elephant at the elephant park, Sieta begins to see things in a different light. This book includes a note about the plight of millions of African children who, just like Sieta, have lost their parents to the AIDS epidemic.

The Dream and the Struggle: Separate but not Equal by Jim Haskins

A moving history of the struggle of African-Americans for equal education rights from colonial times to the present, from the award-winning author of over eighty nonfiction books for young readers.

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Winner will be selected via Random.org. Ends February 29th.

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This Giveaway Has Ended!

 

Winner is #8 – Kelly L

February 14, 2012 Posted by | Black History Month, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Winner of the Black History Month 2012 Giveaway Part 1.


Congratulations to the following winners.

The Winners were selected using Random.org 

#15 – Melissa  L is the Winner of Black History Month 2012 Giveaway

Thanks to all those who took part in this giveaways.

Winners has been notified.

https://mymcbooks.wordpress.com/category/giveaway-winners/

February 14, 2012 Posted by | Black History Month, Giveaway Winners | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Black History Month: Great African-American Fiction: Grades 3-5


Compelling characters and interesting tales are perfect reads for Black History Month or any time of year.

Abby Takes a Stand

by Patricia McKissack

Gee recalls for her grandchildren what happened in 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee, when she, aged ten, passed out flyers while her cousin and other adults held sit-ins at restaurants and lunch counters to…

Scraps of Time series: book 1

Circle of Gold

by Candy Dawson Boyd

Mattie is determined to get her mother a beautiful gold pin for Mother’s Day, even though she has not saved enough money and has just lost her job.

Freedom Crossing

by Margaret Goff Clark

A young Southern girl finds her loyalties challenged when she returns to her home in the North and discovers her father and brother have been helping runaway slaves.

Gloria’s Way

by Ann Cameron

This delightful collection of short stories centers on Gloria’s adventures with her friends Julian, Huey, and Latisha. Parrots, squirrels, and fractions plague Gloria and her friends, but Gloria finds…

Koya Delaney and the Good Girl Blues

by Eloise Greenfield

Koya Delaney, an eleven-year-old African-American girl, has trouble expressing anger until her cousin, a popular male singer, comes to town.

More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby

Nine-year-old Booker works with his father and brother at the saltworks but dreams of the day when he’ll be able to read.

http://www.scholastic.com/resources/booklist/great-african-american-fiction-grades-3-5/?eml=/PNL/e/20120203//txtl/Elementary_Control//compelling_characters////&ym_MID=1396261&ym_rid=6903567

February 4, 2012 Posted by | Black History Month | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Black History Month 2012: History of Black Education


Washington and DuBois

Immediately following the Civil War, African Americans were faced with great discrimination and suffering. The newly free slaves were faced with the dilemma of carving a niche in a society that once regarded them as nothing more than property. During this period, two figures emerged as the preeminent leaders of two different philosophical camps. Booker T. Washington of Virginiaand William Edward Burghardt DuBois of Massachusetts, held two very different proposals regarding the best way for African Americans to improve their situations. While their methods may have differed, both of these remarkable men had a common goal in the uplift of the black community.

Born in Franklin County, Virginia in the mid-1850s, Booker T. Washington spent his early childhood in slavery. Following emancipation, Washington (like many Blacks) felt that a formalized education was the best way to improve his living standards. Due to social segregation, the availability of education for blacks in was fairly limited. In response, Washington traveled to Hampton Institute where he undertook industrial education. At Hampton, his studies focused on the acquisition of industrial or practical working skills as opposed to the liberal arts. Because of his experiences at Hampton, Washington went on to become an educator as well as an adamant supporter of industrial education, ultimately founding the Tuskegee Normal and Agricultural Institute. Washington felt that the best way for blacks to stabilize their future was to make themselves an indispensable faction of society by providing a necessity. “The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race” (Washington 155).

As a Southerner himself,Washington was familiar with the needs of southern blacks as well as the treatment that they received.Washington stressed that Blacks should stop agitating for voting and civil rights not only in exchange for economic gains and security, but also for reduced anti-black violence. As such, his philosophies were more popular amongst southern blacks than northern blacks.Washington also garnered a large following from both northern and southern whites. Northern whites appreciated his efforts in a time when they were growing increasingly weary of the race problem; one that they associated with the South. Southern whites appreciated his efforts, because they perceived them as a complete surrender to segregation and self-uplift.

http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Amerstud/blackhistoryatkenyon/Individual%20Pages/Washington%20and%20DuBois.htm

http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Amerstud/blackhistoryatkenyon/Individual%20Pages/History%20of%20Black%20Education.htm

February 3, 2012 Posted by | Black History Month | , , | 1 Comment

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