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 29, 2012.
You may have noticed that the winners won’t get their books until after Black History Month. 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 enjoy all year long!
Here’s how it works:
“I think it can be read at any time of year: it is a story about mother-child relationships, about slavery, about American history, and about a great statesman. It is a story about family and tradition. And it’s a bedtime story.
I can think of two aspects of Love Twelve Miles Long that give it timelessness and universality: one is the mother-child relationship and the other is separation anxiety. There are many reasons that a parent might have to be separated from a child: divorce, financial problems, illness. Children in circumstances such as these can relate to Frederick’s situation. And they can learn that there are ways—traditions, rituals—that can strengthen the bond with the absent parent.”
To enter this contest, answer this question: What do you think about Black History Month? -or- How do you celebrate Black History Month? -or- How do you call Black History Month to the attention of your kids (students or otherwise)? Write your answers in the comments section below to enter, and we will select a winner* at random. All answers have to be in by midnight on February 29th. You can also gain additional entries by subscribing to our blog, following us on twitter, and liking us on facebook. If you’ve done any of these, please note it below in your comment, otherwise your additional entry will not be counted.
Here are some of the books you could win:
*Winner must reside in the United States