Black History Month Book Giveaway 2013

It’s Black History Month, and that means it’s time for our annual 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, 2013.

To enter, follow in the footsteps of Dave the Potter, the subject of our new biography Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet. Dave was an enslaved potter in South Carolina who inscribed his works with sayings and short poems in spite of harsh anti-literacy laws for slaves:

horses mules and hogs —
all our cows is in the bogs —
there they shall ever stay
till the buzzards take them away ==
March 29, 1836

I wonder where is all my relation
friendship to all — and, every nation
August 16, 1857

Write your own couplet in the comments below (it could be about anything, and doesn’t have to rhyme) to be entered in our giveaway. We’ll choose a winner at random.

Other ways to enter (or get up to 3 additional entries, if you also write a couplet):
1.) Follow us on Pinterest and let us know in the comments.
2.) Subscribe to this blog and let us know in the comments.
3.) Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and let us know in the comments.

Check out some of the books you can win! Excited? We thought so!

black history month book covers

These are the book prizes.

We’ll be notifying the winners and sending out books after Black History Month is over, but we think our titles hold up year-round, not just during February! 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 enjoy all year long!

[note: US addresses only]

43 Comments

  1. Posted February 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Ailynn Knox-Collins.

  2. Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    You publish such great stuff,
    But for me, it’s never enough!

    I also:

    1.) Follow you on Pinterest
    2.) Subscribe to this blog
    3.) Follow you on Twitter

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Hannah
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    A couplet:

    Nothing like a book giveaway
    to make up for February’s dark, cold days!

  4. Keilin
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    In honor of today’s weather (and because I’m from California), here’s my couplet:

    Snow: so beautiful & white,
    My happiness has just reached new heights

  5. Amanda
    Posted February 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to cuddle up in a warm nook,
    to escape the wintry cold with a giveaway book!

  6. Posted February 12, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Europe, Africa, Asia, I can go there
    With a book, without leaving my chair!

  7. Lynette C. Thompson
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a great giveaway. Happy Valentine’s day

  8. Sharon Washington
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    I look forward to your website news monthly. I teach pre-k and my bi-weekly themes and your book lists help me.

  9. Posted February 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Pinterest
    Already following on Facebook and Twitter
    Already following this blog
    Followed on Goodreads

  10. Sarah
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    February: Black History Month and Valentine’s Day,
    the perfect month for a book giveaway!

  11. diane allen
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Reading the rich history of each other
    May help us better understand our brother

  12. Posted February 15, 2013 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    I love my children like you
    and I explain to them who
    they belong to, and you
    say I’m walking the line
    between faith and bloodline
    by merely breathing “Palestine”

    Please publish books for kids about Palestine! (I follow you on Twitter too.)

  13. Courtney Johnson
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Our ancestors trudged a merciless trail through slavery,
    Branched on the tree of bravery

  14. Janice Ford
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Our history runs deep…
    We have invented, discussed, written, sang, professed, debated, rapped, calculated, quilted, reaped, counted and formed
    the very fabric of the red, white and blue.
    Yes, that’s so true!

  15. Janice Ford
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I follow on twitter and facebook. Thanks for publishing multicultural books.

  16. Janice Ford
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I subscribed to the blog.

  17. Anita Roberson
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    My ancestors’ unpaid blood and sweat
    built this nation;
    Often without appreciation or recognition
    they laid America’s rich foundation.

  18. Posted February 16, 2013 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Through blood, sweat and tears
    they fought
    The pathway to freedom
    they sought
    Someone somewhere
    they thought
    The Underground Railroad
    uncaught

  19. Posted February 16, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    I love sharing giveaways with my library patrons!

  20. Lanna Huang
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Entering for fun, if I win give my book to a daughter or son.

    Go forth, carry on, reach out,
    enrich all with your shout.

  21. Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    How can we grow to heights unknown and soar above the hills,
    If we are filled with hate and fear of which all dreams doth kill?

  22. Suzanne Moore
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Our library would love to add these books to the children’s collection. I will donate them if I win!

  23. Gloria
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    All the snow that fell today
    The snow trucks took far far away.

  24. Gloria
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I subscribed to your blog

  25. Gloria
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I liked you on Facebook and follow you on Twitter

  26. Gloria
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on Pinterest

  27. Twila
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    If we don’t remember our history,
    We’ll always live with the mystery.

  28. Kerri
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    I believe one day that black and white
    Will be no different than day and night.
    One will blend into the other
    Just like children from father and mother.

  29. Twila
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on Pinterest

  30. Twila
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I subscribed to your blog

  31. Twila
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I like you on Facebook and follow you on Twitter

  32. Becky
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    We have so much to learn
    From the heroes of our past.

  33. Susan Fletcher
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Near, far, and everywhere..
    Books take me there!

  34. Evelyn
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Help us to always remember our past
    Or else things as they are will never last.

  35. Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Books meant to reach beyond the mind
    Teach us to be fair and kind

  36. Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    I also liked you on Facebook.

  37. Earl
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    All those people in history making decisions,
    Too bad so many look at them with derision

  38. Earl
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on Pinterest (Roy)

  39. Earl
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    I follow this blog.

  40. Earl
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on twitter and like you on facebook

  41. Evelyn
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    I follow your blog by email

  42. Evelyn
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    I follow you on twitter and like your facebook page

  43. Evelyn
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    follow you on pinterest


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