Special Collection: Powerful Storyworks Stories for Black History Month
We delved into the Storyworks archives to bring you some of our most beloved stories for Black History Month, from a powerful play about a kid who led a series of sit-down strikes to a gripping nonfiction article about the co-discoverer of the North Pole. We hope you enjoy sharing these stories with your students.
Your students will be riveted by the story of Robert Smalls, an enslaved person who, in 1862, commandeered a Southern ship to free his family—and became a renowned Civil War hero.
Art Credits: Dr. King is My Grandpa: Phil Skinner/AP Images for Scholastic Inc.; Frozen Dreams: Art by Randy Pollak;Marcel Jancovic/Shutterstock.com (dogs); This Is What Courage Looks Like: ©Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos (March); Bettmann/Getty Images (MLK); The Granger Collection (Sit In); Bettmann/Getty Images (Rosa Parks); ©Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos (Vote); Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images (Dog); Hulton Archive/Getty Images (Protest); Your World: Susan Swan; Ayanna the Brave: JOHN MELTON COLLECTION/OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY; Let Them Play!: JOHN JAY CABUAY; I Have a Dream: FRANCIS MILLER/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES; The Unstoppable Ruby Bridges: AP PHOTO; Freedom or Death: ARCHIVE PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES