• Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

    By Carole Boston Weatherford

    Ill. by Eric Velasquez

    Read by Ron Butler

    Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

    "All of the book's details paint Schomburg as an admirable, flawed, likable, passionate man whose lasting legacy, Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, opens its doors to all who would learn more about the people its founder knew had been left out of the written record. A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Dec 12 00:00:00 UTC 2017

  • Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

    By Jen Bryant

    Ill. by Boris Kulikov

    Read by Pete Cross

    An inspiring biography of Louis Braille.

    "Bryant's sensitive first-person narration draws readers intimately close to Braille's experiences...a stirring portrait of innovation and determination." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Released Tue Aug 29 00:00:00 UTC 2017

  • Trombone Shorty

    By Troy Andrews

    Ill. by Bryan Collier

    Read by Arnell Powell

    The award winning autobiography of jazz artist Trombone Shorty comes to life in this vibrant video.

    A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner - Awards

    Released Tue Jun 28 00:00:00 UTC 2016

  • Finding Winnie

    By Lindsay Mattick

    Ill. by Sophie Blackall

    Read by Katherine Kellgren

    The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

    Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal - Awards

    Released Tue May 24 00:00:00 UTC 2016

  • The Rocket's Red Glare

    By Peter Alderman

    Ill. by Bea Moritz

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    Celebrating the History of The Star Spangled Banner

    Historically accurate and beautifully illustrated, this video appeals to children and parents alike.

    Four Stars (Editor's Choice). “Featuring brilliant colors depicting the battle, and sound effects that include sloshing ocean water and cannonball rounds, this stirring program - presented with read-along subtitles - is highly recommended.” - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Aug 11 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Rifka Takes a Bow

    By Betty Rosenberg Perlov

    Ill. by Cosei Kawa

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A slice of immigrant life on New York's Second Avenue.

    “... a gateway to the magic of live stage performances (which) offers a behind-the-curtain look at what goes on backstage..” - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Jul 28 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • The Whispering Town

    By Jennifer Elvgren

    Ill. by Fabio Santomauro

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Based on a true story!

    Starred review. "Both author and illustrator do an excellent job of bringing both the horror and humanity of this story to a level younger children can understand, and there is much of both... An unusual and strong addition to Holocaust literature." - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Apr 14 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Benno and the Night of Broken Glass

    By Meg Wiviott

    Ill. by Josee Bisaillon

    Read by Susie Berneis

    Benno was the neighborhood’s favorite cat.

    “This production is valuable as a jumping-off point for introducing Kristallnacht to students, and the cat’s limited perspective allows teachers to fill in gaps.” - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Apr 14 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Kali's Song

    By Jeanette Winter

    Ill. by Jeanette Winter

    Read by Susie Berneis

    The enchanting story of a boy named Kali who lived thousands and thousands of years ago.

    Starred review. "Winter's cheerful, stripped-down figures and collage landscapes... make Kali's path understandable and accessible even to young readers, and her vision of a life lived in perfect harmony with the universe - even the stars listen to Kali's music - is full of hope." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Feb 24 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

    By Gretchen Woelfle

    Ill. by Alix Delinois

    Read by Susie Berneis

    One woman’s brave actions set a milestone on the road toward ending slavery in the United States.

    Three stars. “Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman and her 1781 court case underscore the fact that this was an important step in the burgeoning Abolitionist movement…this is recommended.” - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Feb 10 00:00:00 UTC 2015