Muddy: The Story of Bues Legend Muddy Waters

“McKinley Morganfield was never good at doing what he was told. Especially when it came to playing in the mud. His mamma should’ve been mad. But she couldn’t hep but laugh, ‘Ah, my muddy baby. My sweet, muddy baby.’ McKinley’s mama gave him a life. And a laugh. And then she was gone. Forever. ‘Oh,…

Kente Cloth: Patterns to Color by kwaku ofori-ansa

  In February, I am teaching about Black History to kids at a Museum, and although I am an author and an artist, I am white. My understanding of Kente cloth is limited, and yet, I plan to teach about it. I want the kids to design their own Kente patterns. Yet, I have had…

The Spider Weaver: A Legend of Kente Cloh by Margaret Musgrove

“Once, long ago, in an Ashanti village in the country of Ghana, there lived two expert weavers. One weaver was called Kofi. The other one was Yaw. These men wove a simple cloth called nwen-ntoma. And everyone from the king of the Ashanti people to the poorest child wore it.” “Late one night, Kofi and…