In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be highlighting a diverse range of books – poetry, novels, memoirs and more – all written by Black American authors. Each of these works moved, engaged, delighted, enraged, and excited Island Free Library readers’ this past year, and we’ll be featuring one title every day through the month of February.
Today’s work is Christine Platt’s Ana & Andrew: A Snowy Day, a fun picture book that follows a brother and sister through their snowy adventures when school is cancelled after the first snowfall of the season! This book is divided into short chapters and is great for early readers – Ana and Andrew are also characters in five other books!
Platt is a self-described modern renaissance woman – a writer, historian and currently the Managing Director for the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University. The author of many works of fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature, the IFL is also a big fan of Platt’s work The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living with Less. Stay tuned for a new book tomorrow!