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John Henry

“He had a twenty pound hammer in each hand and muscles hard as wisdom in each arm.  As he swung them through the air, they shone like silver, and when the hammers hit the rock, they rang like gold.   470 more words


Black Cowboy Wild Horses, A True Story

Black Cowboy Wild Horses, A True Story
Julius Lester & Jerry Pinkney
Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998

Based on a true story of an ex-slave, Julius Lester tells a story of a cowboy who, without a word or a rope, befriends a small herd of wild horses. 73 more words

Ages 4-8

Sam and the Tigers

Sam and the Tigers

Julius Lester, author
Pictures by Jerry Pinkney

Dial Books for Young Readers,
A Division of Penguin USA, 1996

This is a retelling of the old book, Little Black Sambo, breathing into it new life with wit, humor and beautiful illustrations. 471 more words

Book Review

Quotations Marked 4

“The real musician is not the one who can knock your eyeballs out with fast, difficult runs. A real musician can make the simple songs vibrate and sparkle with the life that is within them.” 527 more words

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Read: Cupid by Julius Lester

Cupid, the god of love, is no longer the cute little baby donning a diaper that we’re all accustomed to. He grew up to be the most glorious-looking god in all of Olympus but there’s one tiny bit of a problem: he doesn’t know a thing about his element. 488 more words