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28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World

By Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.

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Though it's great to see many obscure legends receiving their proper place in history, these profiles leave a bit to be desired. The summaries are mostly solid and hopefully will inspire further research, but there isn't really enough information to provide the context necessary to understand such a broad stretch of overlapping and intertwined histories. And even young readers will be left wondering why the rhyme and rhythm of the poetry are inconsistent and uneven.

The bright illustrations help humanize the characters, but it's tough to look past the clunky writing, even if the point is shedding light on these often underrepresented pieces of the American puzzle.

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