In reviewing children's materials for a course last summer, I ran across an overwhelming number of materials related to the great Americans that created and elaborated on Jazz. Since music is a universal language, wouldn't jazz make a great theme for lessons in February? For a list of resources I've reviewed, be sure to read through my children's materials blog, here, and click the categories "Multicultural Picture Books" or "Coretta Scott King Award" for lists of suggested resources. Please remember that most local public libraries offer teacher services. Often, you can request materials from my list of suggested resources and the library staff can pull what they have in their collection for you to check out. Most libraries offer teachers extended loan periods, typically 4-6 weeks.