Carter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson ill Don Tate
Carter G Woodson 1944
Deborah Hopkinson introduces young readers to an important historical figure: Carter G. Woodson.
Born in 1875, the son of a formerly enslaved father and mother, young Carter grew up hearing the stories of his Virginian parents' struggles. Times were hard for this family. As a result, Woodson left school in his early teens to labor as a farm-hand, garbage collector, and coal miner. He and other West Virginia coal miners were often invited to the home of Oliver Jones, a Civil War veteran. Carter would read the newspapers to Jones and the other miners, researching and answering their questions.
Carter Reads the Newspaper is an excellent introduction to African American History Month.
Use this poster with a display of books featuring biographies, historical accounts, historical fiction, and other works by Black authors and illustrators. Download a copy of the poster featuring an inspiring quote and art by Don Tate.