Celebrate the extraordinary African heritage with these non-fiction books for children. These books highlight wonderful accomplishments and inspiring stories. All books are good for ages nine and up unless otherwise noted.
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Stories based on the tumultuous years after Nephi separated his people from those who followed his brother, Laman, the struggle in England to end class distinctions and grant equal rights to all people, and a woman who defies the mores of her time by adopting nearly a dozen children and marrying their tutor are three novels that highlight events and attitudes that set the stage for our times. The books differ greatly, but are all thought provoking.
Greg Trimble’s new book The Virtual Missionary: The Power of Your Digital Testimony is a great introduction on how to use social media to share your testimony online. By using personal examples, he explains how to easily use Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or a blog to enrich the lives of others by sharing simple things about the gospel that are important to you.
Joseph and Hyrum are Arrested, Taken to Carthage Jail then Murdered by a Lawless Mob; Lucy ends her History
Joseph Jackson wants Hyrum's daughter for a wife, is refused, begins to plot the murders of all the Smith family. Joseph and Hyrum are arrested, taken to Carthage Jail, and murdered by a mob of between one and two hundred men. Samuel Smith chased by the mob, receives injury, dies thirty-three days after the Martyrdom. Tremendous scene of sorrow at the family viewing of their murdered sons, husbands, and fathers. Church leadership set in order after Joseph's death. Mother Smith ends her history with a soliloquy and a testimony of warning to her persecutors.
City of Nauvoo established. Lucy's severe illness. Death of a number of the Smith family, including Samuel's wife, Mary; Don Carlos; Hyrum's brother-in-law Robert Thompson; Joseph's toddler son, Don Carlos. Joseph the Prophet put on trial in Monmouth, Illinois. Assassination attempt on ex-Governor Lilburn Boggs of Missouri. Joseph and Orrin Porter Rockwell are accused. To avoid false arrest, Joseph goes into hiding.
A little over seven years ago I wrote an article for Meridian Magazine concerning the future of LDS fiction in which I delved into the past of LDS fiction and speculated about the future of this niche of the literary world. Most of my predictions concerning the direction LDS fiction would go were right on; others were a little off.