Showing posts with label Christine M. Hill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christine M. Hill. Show all posts

September 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Lance Armstrong

Dedicated to educating the public about cancer as well as raising money for research, Lance Armstrong has beaten the odds against his own battle with cancer.

Elementary readers will enjoy learning about Lance in this 48 page book. For middle school readers, this 128 page book will explain Armstrong's Foundation and his "LiveStrong" yellow wristbands.

June 07, 2010

Today would have been the birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks ''Poetry Is Life Distilled''
Author: Christine M. Hill
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-2292-8
Publication Year: 2005
Interest Level: Grades 6-up
Page Count: 128

For Gwendolyn Brooks, writing was vital to life—"like breathing or eating," she said. Brooks cast her poets’ eye on the daily struggles of ordinary African-Americans and told the truth about racism and urban poverty. In 1950, Brooks became the first black writer to win a Pulitzer Prize. As the civil rights movement evolved, so did Brooks’s own views. Her work grew sharper with black pride and solidarity. Brooks’s career spanned more than fifty years, and her poetry appeals to people from all walks of life. This vividly drawn life story will fascinate Brooks’s fans and entice other readers to discover her poetry.