Thu, Feb 25 | Woodland Park

Black History Month Hybrid Book Fair Fundraiser

As we celebrate Black History 365 Days of the year, we are hosting a Black History Month Hybrid Book Fair. We receive 5% back from in-store purchases, and 5% in gift cards for online purchases when you check out your purchases using our Book Fair ID 12606729. We are also providing book activities.
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Black History Month Hybrid Book Fair Fundraiser

Time & Location

Feb 25, 4:02 PM – Feb 28, 9:00 PM
Woodland Park, US-46, Woodland Park, NJ, USA

About the Event

Dear Supporters of Operation Grow Inc.,

We are so grateful for all of your devotion to our mission and our daily work!

We have been hosting Black History Month Virtual Story Time for various Schools at the Elementary level, and since Black History should be celebrated 365, this is just a kick off for year-round commemoration of the History of people who built the United States. We are also in the midst of the International Decade for People of African Decent 2015-2024, as designated by the United Nations. So please look for more Historical content that highlights people of African Descent and the African Diaspora.

As you celebrate Black History 365, we suggest that you support our Black History Month Hybrid Book Fair Fundraiser from Wednesday, February 24 to Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the Barnes and Noble in Woodland Park, NJ, (1156 Route 46 West). Please indicate that you are supporting our organization by telling the cashier our Book Fair ID number 12606729 when ringing up your purchases.

While you are at the Barnes and Noble location in woodland Park, order our signature drink: “The Operation Grow Refresher”- a Strawberry acai refresher base with green tea and strawberries

Here are some ideas and activities to apply to any of the books on our list, that can be completed by your children or adults:

  • Create a magazine cover for a historical figure of event
  • Create a social media post or page for an historical figure or event
  • Create a brochure based on the travels, works, life events, and expertise of an historical figure or event
  • Create an illustrated timeline
  • Create an advertisement of an historical figure or event
  • Create a comic strip of an historical figure or event
  • Build a statue of an historical figure or event
  • Construct a model of a significant item or place to represent an historical figure or event
  • Create a pictograph of an historical figure or event
  • Create a PowerPoint of an historical figure or event
  • Create trading cards of historical figures or events
  • Create a game based on historical figures or events
  • Illustrate a Pictorial map of the travels of historical figures or events
  • Record a video of a commercial about an historical figure or event
  • Identify why this person is so important for the progress of African American people

If you post any of these creations on social media, please tag Operation Grow Inc. of the platform.

Here is our Black History list of books that are available at the Barnes and Noble location:

  1. Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove” by Kathryn Lasky
  2. “Fly High” The Story of Bessie Coleman” by Louise Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger
  3. “Ruth and the Green Book” by Calvin Alexander Ramsey
  4. “Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Story of Bass Reeves” by Vaunda Micheaux
  5. “In the Garden with Dr. Carver” by Susan Grigsby
  6. “Who was Muhammad Ali?” by James Buckley
  7. “Who was Jesse Owens?” by James Buckley
  8. “The Stories Julien Tells” by Ann Cameron
  9. “Hidden Figures: The Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly
  10. “Medical Apartheid” by Harriet Washington
  11. “I Have a Dream”
  12. I” Am Jackie Robinson” by Brad Meltzer
  13. “I Am Harriet Tubman” by Brad Meltzer
  14. “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” by Vashti Harrison
  15. “Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History” by Vashti Harrison
  16. “Rosa’ by Nikki Giovanni
  17. “Good Night Martin Luther King Jr.” by Adam Gamble
  18. “This is your Time” by Ruby Bridges
  19. “VIP” DR. Mae Jemison, Brave Rocketeer” by Heather Alexander
  20. “Michelle Obama: First Lady” by Meg Gaertner
  21. Freedom in Congo Square” by Carol Weatherford
  22. “Timelines from Black History: Leaders, Legends, Legacies” by DK
  23. “Zora!: The Life of Zora Neal Hurston” by Dennis B. Fradin and Judith Fradin
  24. “Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America” by Tonya Bolden
  25. “Back of the Bus” by Aaron Reynolds
  26. “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker” by Patricia Hruby Powell
  27. Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen” by Linda M. Heywood
  28. “If I Ran for President” by Catherine Stier
  29. “African American Firsts” by Joan Potter
  30. “The Senator and the Socialite” by Lawrence Otis Graham
  31. “Mirror to America” by John Hope Franklin
  32. “In the Spirit” by Susan Taylor
  33. “The African Origins of Civilization” by Cheik Anta Diop
  34. “Ida: A Sword Among Lions” by Paula J. Giddings
  35. “Losing the Race” by John Whorter
  36. “Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail” by Jeffrey Bolster
  37. “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Geofrey Ward

Here is a list of Black History books that are not in store, but can be ordered online:

  1. “When Marian Sang” by Pam Munoz Ryan
  2. “First Family” by Deborah Hopkinson
  3. “Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa” by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  4. “Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe” by Deborah Blumenthal
  5. “Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library” by Carole Boston Weatherford
  6. “The Mighty Miss Malone” by Christopher Paul Curtis
  7. “Coming Home Soon” by Jacqueline Woodson
  8. “Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist” by Lesa Cline-Ransome
  9. “The Great Migration: Journey to the North” by Eloise Greenfield
  10. “Harlem’s Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills” by Renee Watson
  11. “Before there was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George” by Lesa Cline-Ransome
  12. “They Came Before Columbus” by Ivan Van Sertima
  13. “The Tuskegee Veterans Hospital and its Black Physicians: The Early Years” by Mary Kaplan
  14. “If it Takes a Village, Build One” by Malaak Compton-Rock
  15. “Black Women of the Old West” by William Loren Katz
  16. “Born Beautiful: The African American Teenager’s Complete Beauty Guide” by Alfred Fornay
  17. “In Motion: The African American Migration Experience” by Dobson and Diouf
  18. In Praise of Black Women: Ancient African Queens” by Simone Schwartz-Bart
  19. “Brown Sugar: Over 100 Years of America’s Black Female Superstars” by Donald Bogle
  20. “Kaiso!: Writings by and About Katherine Dunham” by Veve Clark and Sara E. Johnson
  21. “Before the Mayflower” by Lerone Bennett
  22. “The History of Black Business” by Juliet E. K. Walker
  23. “Colored Amazons” Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910” by Kali Gross
  24. “Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance” by Aberjhani and West
  25. “The way We Wore: Black Style Then” by Michael Mc Collom
  26. “Africana Encyclopedia’ by Apiah and Gates
  27. “Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization” by Anthony Browder
  28. “The Voice of Anna Julia Cooper” by Rowman and Littlefield
  29. “Oscar Micheaux” by Patrick McGilligan
  30. “The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues” by James A. Riley
  31. “The Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Virtuoso of the Sword and Bow” by Gabriel Banat
  32. “Introducing Bert Williams: Burnt Cork, Broadway, and the Story of America’s First Black Star” by Camille Forbes
  33. “The Professor and Pupil: The Politics and Friendship of W. E. B. Dubois and Paul Robeson” by Murali Balaji
  34. “African Queen: The Real-Life Hottentot Venus” by Rachel Holmes
  35. “Hidden Heroism: Black Soldiers in America’s Wars” by Robert B. Edgerton
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