November 2021

Welcome To The Party by Actress, Gabrielle Union
Welcome To The Party

Actress, Gabrielle Union shares her debut children's book Welcome To The Party. Union shares with us her challenging but joyous birth of her baby girl and her introduction to her new family. Sharing her desire to have a child, Gabrielle narrates the introduction of her new bundle of joy Kaavia to her husband Dwayne Wade, grandparents and Wade's elder children. This book shows the true meaning of love and becoming a first time parent. Charles Collectibles and Books rates this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. Read More

Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls
Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls

Historical African American author Tonya Bolden examines 16 Extraordinary Black Trailblazers who paved the way for many of today's professional, academic and sports heroes. Current Nascar driver Bubba Wallace can thank pioneers like Charlie Wiggins, a leading early pioneer in Nascar and stock car racing in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2021, Charlie Wiggins was inducted into the International Automotive Hall of Fame. Katherine Johnson paved the way for Astronauts to travel to and from space with her mathematical calculations needed to return safely to Earth. Mrs. Johnson was one of the extraordinary Black Female Mathematicians in the Film Hidden Figures. Legendary filmmaker Oscar Micheaux paved the way from the 1920's to the 1940's in producing films for and with an all black cast. Micheaux set the path for filmmakers like Gordon Parks, Jordan Peel, John Singleton and Ava DuVernay Read about the other 13 trailblazers who lead by example for many of today's pathfinders. Charles Collectibles and Books rates Pathfinders 5 out of 5 stars. This is an outstanding book for lovers of African American history and is recommended for middle school to adult audiences. Read More

These Hands by book cover
These Hands

These Hands written by Detroit Area author Margaret H. Mason shares the real story of African Americans who worked at the Wonder Bread Bakery in Detroit in the 1950's and 1960's but were told not to touch or bake bread. Through the eyes of an adult and a child named Joseph, Granddad is Joseph's role model and can do anything given the opportunity. This is a powerful yet settle form of discrimination but Granddad leads by example showing Joseph life lessons. Charles Collectibles and Books rates these Hands 4.5 out of 5 stars for young first grade readers. Read More