(45 piece puzzle)
Beyond the mountains of the Lollipop Forest, Zoey saw a glimpse of a tall figure. She grabbed her binoculars to identify what it could be. “Brandon, Isaiah, and Isabella come look,” as she gazed amongst the glorious monuments. The children ran over to Zoey to discover what Zoey was so enamored with. “That sort of looks like Michelle Obama if you squint a little,” Isabella said.
“Why would there be a carving of Michelle Obama? I didn’t read about that in my history books,“ Brandon exclaimed.
Zoey motioned for her friends to move closer. The children soon realized that the Lollipop Forest has many things to discover. Isaiah stood still looking awestruck at the figures above. “How cool is this? It is Michelle Obama! This is like Mount Rushmore but black.” “Black Rushmore,” Zoey suggested.
“We have Michelle Obama, Malcolm X…” Brandon mumbles aloud.
“Michael Eric Dyson! I only know that because my Dad has all of his books,” Isabella shouts in excitement.
But who was the last figure they all wondered? The children began to look around and found a glass box with information about the historical figures above. It was Zora Neale Hurston.
“Let’s learn more,” they all said with glee.
Fun Facts about historical figures shown on the puzzle:
(From left to right)
- Michelle Obama is the first African American woman to become the first lady of the United States. She is married to Barack Obama who is the 44th president of the United States. She launched a national campaign, "Let's Move!," to reduce childhood obesity. She released her best-selling memoir "Becoming" in 2018.
- Malcolm X was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. Malcolm X has been described as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. He is credited with raising the self-esteem of black Americans and reconnecting them with their African heritage.
- Michael Eric Dyson is an academic, author, preacher, and radio host. He has written over 20 books which include subjects regarding Malcolm X and Barack Obama. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website.
- ZoraNeale Hurston born in 1891, was best known for her literary work during the Harlem Renaissance. She is also known for her famous novel ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God.’ Not only was she a distinguished writer but in addition an advocate of anthropology.
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(Note: All information was retrieved from Wikipedia, historychannel.com, and the personal websites of each person.)