Big Papa and the Time Machine
This whimsical picture and story book follows a young boy and his grandfather through a time travel adventure. One day the little boy is feeling afraid to go to school, so his grandpa takes him in his 1952 time-traveling Ford, back through several times in history when he himself was scared. It’s a creative way to explain to children how much the Black community has had to overcome in America, while also highlighting the importance of learning one’s family history, and family bonds. By the end of it, the little boy understands how brave his grandpa had to be, many times in history, and what paved the way for his life today.