I, Too, Sing America: Stories and Poems Honoring Black Lives & History

I, Too, Sing America: Stories and Poems Honoring Black Lives & History

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  • 2017 Practical Homeschooling Reader First Place Literature Category Award
  • 2018 Mary Pride First Place Award in the Literature Category

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To help students explore African-American history and culture, we have assembled this downloadable audio collection of biographies and folk tales. Jim Weiss tells of Harriet Tubman’s bravery, Satchel Paige’s wisdom, Langston Hughes’s creativity, and more. Included is a downloadable PDF of Susan Wise Bauer’s Teaching Guide on Dunbar’s poem, “Sympathy”, designed to help your students better understand the poet’s work and its place in American history.

Harriet Tubman (from Women in Blue or Gray)
Langston Hughes (from I Said I Could and I Did)
Courting the Wind (from Tales From Cultures Far and Near)
Satchel Paige (from A Treasury of Wisdom)
Anansi the Mighty (from Famously Funny)
Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Teaching Guide to Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Format: Downloadable MP3, PDF

Timeline: 1800's (United States)
Location: Africa, Caribbean, and United States
Values: Caring / Compassion, Confidence, Consideration, Cooperation and Teamwork, Courage, Determination, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Faith, Honesty, Honor, Humility, Idealism, Joyfulness, Justice, Loyalty and Faithfulness, Patience and Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Discipline, Service, Steadfastness, Tolerance, Trust, Unity, and Work