Only a fraction of what is known about African American settlers in the Midwest and the vibrant and cohesive communities they formed has been preserved in traditional sources. Seeing a need to preserve these experiences, Muriel Simms collected the stories of twenty-five African Americans from Madison whose families arrived, survived, and thrived here in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Details below.
In this beautifully illustrated children's book based on historical documents and photographs, readers share in Sport's adventures while discovering the various ways lighthouse tender ships helped keep the lake safe for others. By Pamela Cameron and illustrated by Renée Graef. Details below.
Originally published in 1970, The Land Still Lives is the first book by Wisconsin's greatest rural philosopher, Jerry Apps. This special 50th-anniversary edition features a new epilogue, in which Jerry revisits his philosophy of caring for the land so it in turn will care for us. Details below.
The Ojibwe Traditions Coloring and Activity book series offers children and their families the opportunity to learn about Ojibwe Indian lifeways and teachings in an engaging and accessible manner. (Find the other books in the Related Items section, below.)
From portraits of significant and national figures, to stories of important events, these engaging vignettes take readers on a fun and informative ride all across the Badger State. By Dennis McCann. Details below.
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