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Angela Shelf Medearis

Autor(a) de The 100th Day of School

88+ Works 10,500 Membros 103 Críticas

About the Author

Angela Shelf Medearis is the author of many books about African-American history, including Little Louis and the Jazz Band. Anna Rich also illustrated Joshua's Masai Mask.
Image credit: Photographed at BookPeople in Austin, Texas by Paul F. Burns, V

Obras por Angela Shelf Medearis

The 100th Day of School (1996) 1,772 exemplares, 9 críticas
Here Comes the Snow (1996) 1,079 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Biggest Snowball Fight (Rhyme Time Readers) (2002) 710 exemplares, 8 críticas
We Eat Dinner in the Bathtub (1996) 633 exemplares, 9 críticas
Dancing With the Indians (1991) 597 exemplares, 5 críticas
Harry's House (1994) 533 exemplares, 2 críticas
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (2000) 479 exemplares, 16 críticas
We Play on a Rainy Day (1996) 472 exemplares
The Spray-Paint Mystery (1996) 339 exemplares, 1 crítica
Seven Days Of Kwanzaa (1994) 318 exemplares, 3 críticas
Big mama and Grandma Ghana (1994) 298 exemplares
The Case of the Missing Trophy (2004) 261 exemplares, 3 críticas
Best Friends in the Snow (Hello Reader Level 1) (2002) 224 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Singing Man, Adapted From a West African Folktale (1994) 135 exemplares, 4 críticas
Annie's Gifts (Feeling Good) (1994) 100 exemplares
Just For You! Singing For Dr. King (2004) 100 exemplares
Just For You! Lights Out (2004) 84 exemplares
Daisy and the Doll (A Vermont Folklife Center Book) (2000) 79 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam (1948) 76 exemplares, 4 críticas
Too Much Talk: A West African Folktale (1995) 75 exemplares, 3 críticas
Best Friends Forever? (2004) 63 exemplares
Our People (1994) 57 exemplares, 8 críticas
Samuel's Sprout (1997) 53 exemplares
Lucy's Quiet Book (2004) 45 exemplares, 1 crítica
Too Many Holidays? (2003) 45 exemplares, 1 crítica
Barry and Bennie (1997) 39 exemplares
The Freedom Riddle (1995) 39 exemplares, 5 críticas
Rum-A-Tum-Tum (1997) 35 exemplares, 6 críticas
Treemonisha (1995) 32 exemplares
Snug in Mama's Arms (2004) 31 exemplares
Tailypo, A Newfangled Tall Tale (1996) 24 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Cat and the Monkey's Tail (1999) 22 exemplares
A Beauty Of A Plan (2001) 21 exemplares, 1 crítica
Shoe (Rigby Literacy) (2000) 20 exemplares
Poppa's Itchy Christmas (1998) 19 exemplares
My Baby Sister, Annie (2002) 19 exemplares
On the Way to the Pond (2006) 19 exemplares
Haunts: Five Hair-Raising Tales (1996) 19 exemplares
Poppa's New Pants (1995) 17 exemplares
The treasure hunt (1996) 15 exemplares
The Piano Recital (2000) 12 exemplares
Just Bunny and Me (2002) 8 exemplares
Dance (African-American Arts) (1997) 7 exemplares, 1 crítica
Music (African-American Arts) (1997) 7 exemplares, 1 crítica
Just Like Me! (2009) 6 exemplares
Cooking (African-American Arts) (1997) 6 exemplares
Bye-Bye, Babies! (1995) 3 exemplares
Shoe (Literacy by Design) (2007) 3 exemplares
Hair (Little Celebrations) (1997) 3 exemplares
The School Concert (2001) 3 exemplares
Eat, Babies, Eat! (1995) 2 exemplares
Native Americans 1 exemplar
Chester's Casa (2005) 1 exemplar
Go! 1 exemplar
Vive la neige! 1 exemplar
Ku lus paga! 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Can You Keep a Secret? (2007) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




Includes glossary with pronunciation and an exciting short biographical story for each principle. Imoja (unity) - Sheyann Webb, for her work as a song leader with Martin Luther King her own words on Bloody Sunday in Selma as an 8-year-old. Kijichaguilia (self-determination) Wilma Rudolph, Olympic track star. Ujima (collective work and responsibility) - Ida B Wells, journalist. Ujamaa (cooperative economics) -Benjamin “Pap” Singleton, founder and enabler of Kansas Black settlements. Nia (purpose) - Marcus Garvey, Return to Africa movement leader Kuumba (creativity) - James Van Deere, photographer. Imani (Faith) - Fannie Lou Hamer, civil rights activist.… (mais)
VillageProject | 2 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
Warning: Two sentences in the book passively mention slavery. "He worked on a plantation before he ran away, traveling by night, hiding by day. Seminoles rescued Grandpa, making him their friend, calling him blood brother, Black and Indian."
The text is inspired by author's ancestor's experiences.
Be prepared to answer any question that may arise from the text.
MamaBearLendingDen | 4 outras críticas | Dec 2, 2023 |
Picture book in format; Teenage in characters, school, and subject.
VillageProject | May 25, 2023 |
Any family with seven sons must hear plenty of bickering, but the seven Ashanti brothers in this family quarrel from dawn to dusk and into the night. Their father leaves them a legacy in more than material terms, with the requirement that they must spin seven spools of thread (each in a different shade) into gold in only one day—with no arguing. Medearis has crafted an original story with the timeless tone of a traditional folktale, subtly incorporating the seven principles of Kwanzaa into her plot. The brothers learn to cooperate in both words and deeds, weaving their seven colors of silken thread into multicolored cloth so beautiful it is purchased for the king (with a bag of gold, of course). Demonstrating the Kwanzaa principle of cooperative economics, the brothers teach their whole village to weave the patterned fabric known as kente cloth. Minter’s striking linoleum block-print illustrations complement the story perfectly, with the seven decidedly different brothers shown in silhouette against jewel-bright backgrounds full of intriguing details of African village life. The history and seven principles of Kwanzaa are clearly explained in the introduction; directions for making a simple loom from straws and weaving a cloth belt are included in an appendix. This added information as well as the satisfying story will make this beautifully designed book a valuable selection for elementary-school teachers and librarians. A fine choice for a Kwanzaa gift, and a first choice for most school and public-library collections. (Picture book. 6-10)

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | 15 outras críticas | Jan 11, 2023 |



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