Daring David Celebrating Black History Month

Daring David Celebrating Black History Month


David reminisces about last February, a time when he was in third grade. Last year, he wasn’t as popular or busy as he is nowadays. He has fond thoughts about Annabelle, one of his classmates, and how she showed kindness toward him when he was very shy. And then out of nowhere, he gets paired with her for an assignment! David is on top of the world! David and his classmates learn about famous African Americans, past and present. Mrs. Mitchell wanted to change things up a bit and expand her students’ horizons. So she also taught them about Aesop’s Fables, which was definitely an awesome learning experience. Mrs. Phillips teaches her Drama Club about African folktales and the trickster spider, Anansi. She immerses the students in parts of African culture using drumming, chanting, and dancing. The members of the Drama Club are practicing for a special African folktale performance as well.

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Product ID: 17596ISBN: 978-1-94782-932-9 .


Grades 2–6 | Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-94782-932-9 | Lexile: 790 | GRL: Q | English


  • Inspires readers with real-life dilemmas and issues that many young people face today at home, in school, and in the community
  • Motivates students to respond positively to adversity and uncertainty
  • Engages students of diverse cultures to achieve their own goals in life

About the Author:

Linda Taylor taps into her twenty-five years as a schoolteacher to write books that inspire students to acknowledge their feelings and work together to solve problems. Throughout her career as a teacher and more recently as an author, Linda has been passionate about nurturing children and giving them the skills to be the best they can be. Linda is also the author of the Amazing Annabelle series published by Lightswitch Learning.


“Daring David Celebrating Black History is a continuation of a series of very thoughtful chapter-book readers by a brilliant author, Linda Taylor. It is a stunning book, demonstrating the love of family, history, and strong cultural values. It is an amazing story of resilience, belief in oneself, and perseverance. Congratulations, Linda, the author, and Kyle, the illustrator of the book. Together, you are an amazing and daring duo! I love the story of friendship, family, love, and traditions. I absolutely enjoyed the strong cultural values and illustrations. I am eagerly anticipating the next book in this series of Daring David.”
—Meryl Porter, Lifelong Educator and Entrepreneur

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