Black History Month Giveaway 2011

It’s Black History Month, and that means another giveaway from Lee & Low Books! We’re giving away three sets of three books featuring African Americans, and the contest will run through February 28, 2011.

But wait. Doesn’t that mean that the winners won’t get their books until after Black History Month?

Yes! We think Black History Month is important, but black history is part of American History, and shouldn’t get relegated to one month out of the year. So enter below to win three great books to read all year round!

Here’s how it works:

  • You must enter the contest by midnight, February 28th, 2011. There are five ways to enter:
    • Tweet/ReTweet about the contest on Twitter (make sure you include @LEEandLOW).
    • Comment on this post, telling us your favorite Black History reads or how you’d use the books below.
    • ‘Like’ the Lee & Low page on Facebook (let us know in the comments)
    • Subscribe to this blog (let us know in the comments). If you’re already subscribed, just post a comment telling us.
    • Post about the contest on your own blog (if you’re not hosted by WordPress, make sure you tell us in comments).

You get one entry per action – do all of the above and you’ll have five chances to win! At the end of February we’ll randomly select three winners, so be sure to leave us with a way to contact you.

Here are some of the books you could win:

Sweet Music in Harlem Knockin' On Wood Seven Miles to Freedom Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree I and I Bob Marley The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby

Good luck!

Side note: our comments are moderated, so don’t worry if yours doesn’t appear immediately.

53 Comments

  1. de Pizan
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    I liked Lee and Low on Facebook. :)

  2. Theresa D. Love
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    As a School Librarian, I’d add these books to my collection.

  3. Mary Louise Sanchez
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Great giveaways and I’m glad to receive notification per your blog, which I receive. I’d take the books with me when I substitute teach for those teachable moments.

  4. MJ Petersen
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to wim these for my school library!

  5. Lynda Sampson
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    I liked Lee and Low on Facebook! I am subscribing to the blog too!! This is a great contest idea and I love reading black history books all year long, especially anything dealing with the Harlem Renaissance.

  6. Posted February 3, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I Tweeted the contest, will post the contest on my blog, honeysmoke.com, which is dedicated to raising biracial and multiracial children. If I were to win, I’d use the books to teach my daughters about black history every month of the year. I’d also review the books on my blog.

  7. Leigh Hornbuckle
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    I plan to use these books, especially Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree, for an African American author study with upper elementary students.

  8. Grace
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    I am a fan on Facebook!

  9. Grace
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 1:14 am | Permalink

    I’d love to win these books to give to my nephew and/or give to my local library. Thanks!

  10. sharon cerasol
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    I would use these books in my library

  11. sharon cerasol
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    fb fan of lee and low

  12. Amy Fuentes
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    I liked you on Facebook!

  13. Mary K
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Fan on FB — would love to win to donate to my public library. Love Lee & Low! :)

  14. Posted February 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    As a librarian, I commend Lee & Low for their diversity of books.

  15. ria
    Posted February 5, 2011 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    tweet
    rmartinclarke @ gmail.com

  16. ria
    Posted February 5, 2011 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    It’s great to see that publishers have not forgotten about Black history Month. A giveaway is always a good way to reach a larger audience and make more people aware of the great books that are out there.

  17. ria
    Posted February 5, 2011 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    I like you on facebook- ria c

  18. ria
    Posted February 5, 2011 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    i’m a subscriber

  19. Posted February 5, 2011 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Growing up, Pink and Say had a huge impact on me. It was one of those books I read over and over again, and never grew tired of.

  20. Connie Amon
    Posted February 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a fantastic set of books!

  21. de Pizan
    Posted February 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Forgot to say, I’m already subscribed to the blog.

  22. Cassandra
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    I Like the Lee & Low page on FB.

  23. Cassandra
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    I subscribe to this blog.

  24. Cassandra
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I love reading the Gwendolyn Brooks and “We Real Cool” books they are really cool books to read.

  25. Cassandra
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    I would use the books that I win below to tell others.

  26. Posted February 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to add your books to my website!

  27. Posted February 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I’ve liked Lee & Low Books on the Facebook!

    I’ve Tweeted about the contest! (@rebekahjoyplett)

    I’ve subscribed to this blog!

    I’ve posted about it on my blog! (http://rebekahjoyplett.blogspot.com/2011/02/research.html)

    The book I’m reading right now is “Segregated Skies” by Stanley Sandler and it is FASCINATING!

    I would use these books to continue research for my young adult fiction book.

    Thanks!

  28. Megan
    Posted February 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to add these books to my library’s collection.

  29. Megan
    Posted February 9, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    I like Lee and Low on FB

  30. Megan
    Posted February 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    I subscribe to this blog

  31. Posted February 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    These look like great books! I’d donate them to my daughter’s school.

  32. Posted February 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I’d love these books for my personal collection, and to add reviews on my blog.

    Thanks for hosting contests!

  33. Posted February 12, 2011 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    I blogged about your contest! http://www.justchildrensbooks.com/black-history-month-book-set-giveaway/

  34. Doeni Onco
    Posted February 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    We have several favorite Black History reads such as Henry’s Freedom Box and Goin’ Someplace Special but we need more. I am the new (and first) librarian at a Title 1 school in Texas and we have no allocated library budget! I would use these books to help build our inventory and to meet the needs of our largely African American student population.

  35. Posted February 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    We need these books in our public library! I’ve just subscribed to your blog!

  36. Posted February 14, 2011 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    I would love some books to talk to my 5 year old about her black roots. We’ve been focusing too much on her Vietnamese half and I can’t forget about her black culture as well.

  37. Posted February 14, 2011 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    I’m already subscribed to the blog

  38. Posted February 14, 2011 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    I posted about your giveaway on my blog. The post should be live early Monday morning.

  39. Posted February 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Tweet http://twitter.com/thienkim/statuses/37332590432092160

  40. Posted February 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely set of books! We helped spread word of the giveway on Twitter.

  41. Elaine
    Posted February 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    As a classroom teacher I would like to add these books to my classroom collection. I would use them as teaching tools as most of my students have never heard black music or heard of black musicians and singers of eras gone by. They are missing alot.

  42. Posted February 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win and give the books to my daughter! Thanks for the chance.

  43. Posted February 19, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi there,
    Thanks for this opportunity. I LOVE Lee and Low Books, and would be ecstatic about winning this important set of Black History Books. As a picture book reviewer, I have a growing audience that depends on me to tell them about the great books out there – especially multicultural books, which aren’t always easy to find. Thanks for all you do to include diversity in your picture books. We love you!

    Rita Lorraine

  44. susanmeep
    Posted February 21, 2011 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    I would love for my daughter to read the Chinaberry Tree, suelee1998 @ gmail.com

  45. Barb K
    Posted February 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Good contest. One book I like is Bringing Home Asha. Recommended. I will use these books, for family and friends. Thank you.

  46. Barb K
    Posted February 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    I subscribed with Google. Hope I did this the right way. Again good contest.

  47. Posted February 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    I’d use these to review and advertise on my blog!

  48. Posted February 26, 2011 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    I’d love to win this book pack thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  49. Posted February 26, 2011 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    email subscriber

    I get your email updates

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  50. Posted February 26, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    posted about your giveaway.

    I don’t have WordPress

    http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2011/02/black-history-book-pack-giveaway.html

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  51. Emi Hattori
    Posted February 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    I enjoyed Mama’s Windows. The characters were unique and very real. The motivation was strong and powerful. Both ‘Mama’s’ son and brother sustained her vision after her death in spite of obstacles created by the very church that was the driving force behind ‘Mama’s’ dream to have stained glass windows for the new church.

  52. domestic diva
    Posted February 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to use these to expand my little one’s view of the world.

  53. Posted February 27, 2011 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    If this is open to overseas readers please count me in.

    My knowledge of Black History is sketchy to say the least so I would like to read a bit more on the subject.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom


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