It’s been a while since we’ve had a “theme” month, and February is the perfect time.
For a few years it’s been on my to-do list to devote February to Black History Month. The main issue has been deciding what to base the outfits on. Historical events? Different types of African textiles? Famous people from history? Outfits for specific dolls? Well, this year I finally came up with an idea that got me excited!
Historical fiction can make history come alive for children far more than the best retelling of a historical event in a history book. So, for each of the weeks of Black History Month, I’m going to feature a specific children’s book with an outfit based on it.
This week we’re reading:
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
I listened to the audio version of this and the actress did a marvelous job with the voices that really brought the book to life! Not all children’s books are equally engaging for adults, but if you’re an adult and only choosing one children’s book to read during this BHM series, it would be this one. Stella is a well-developed character you will grow to love, and the author’s portrayal of her life has a very authentic feel.