Sweet Blackberry’s Garrett’s Gift tells the inspiring story of African American inventor Garrett Morgan.
As a young boy, Garrett doesn’t know what he’s good at. He always seems to be getting into trouble. Upon moving to the big city, Garrett witnesses a series of collisions. His creative thinking and imagination lead him to invent the traffic signal.
Garrett’s Gift teaches us that we are all given a gift, but what’s most important is that we give that gift back to the world.
Illustrated by Coretta Scott King award-winner R. Gregory Christie, and narrated by Queen Latifah, Garrett’s Gift will encourage young an old alike to expand their imagination and creative mind.
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Sweet Blackberry’s The Journey of Henry Box Brown takes a magical look at the historic true tale of slave Henry Box Brown, a man who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box from a plantation in Richmond, Virginia to freedom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848.
Narrated by Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek, 12 Years A Slave, State of Affairs) this lightly animated story uses entertaining verse to share Henry’s story. With the help of characters including Bird, Horse, Cricket and Cat, Henry avoids being discovered. While on his dangerous and exciting journey, Henry shares what freedom means to him and why slavery is wrong.