For Black History Month 2020, I wanted to showcase some amazing books that have been read, reread, forgotten, discovered, and reread yet again. I will be publishing each book on every Tuesday and Thursday throughout February. These are books for every level ; some for a ride in the stroller while others are longer, young adult books. Regardless of the anyones age, these are books that have a positive, progressive social message, or strong minority and/or female characters. They promote understanding of difference, diversity, and inclusion. By being exposed to diverse characters and stories- we teach our children, and ourselves empathy, respect for others, and visibility to the many other cultures besides our own.
In Trish Cooke’s 2003 book, Full, Full, Full of Love, we are introduced to a joyful, loving family that gathers together at Grandmother’s house for their Sunday dinner. Illustrated by Paul Howard, the family comes alive with a realistic depiction of Grannie’s colorful and cozy home. We all can relate to Jay Jay, the youngest of the family, that is incredibly hungry, but not allowed to eat a snack for fear of spoiling his dinner. How many times did I beg for something to eat before the big Sunday dinner? With this book, Ms. Cooke show us a slice of life in a house full of food, family, and love. That’s Sunday dinner at Grannie’s house!