A review by tcbueti
Carter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson


Impressive accomplishment—Carter Woodson was the first and only son of former slaves to earn a PhD in history —from Harvard. (WEB Du Bois had a PhD in Sociology (BA in history), but he wasn’t the son of slaves.)
Unquenchable thirst for knowledge from both his father and another Civil War soldier compelled him to read TO them, and learn more himself. Oliver sold fruit and ice cream in his “tea shop” (home after coalmine shifts!)
Founded Negro History Week, now Black History Month.
Nice bibliography.