About the Service

Many students learn about legendary heroes in African American history, such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman. But what about African Americans in their own town's history? Sonya Bernard-Hollins will share how she uncovered phenomenal stories of local history in this presentation, Bringing Local History to Life in Children's Books. 


This presentation can be tailored for teachers. Sonya will share how to introduce students to research, oral history, and local archives to uncover people in their community's past. The presentation can be tailored for those in the 3rd to 6th grades. 


This presentation can also be tailored for children's book writers and local historians who seek unique ways to tell untold stories. 


In addition to history topics for youth, Bernard-Hollins is the CEO of Season Press LLC. The publishing consults have equipped dozens of authors to self-publish. Her talks can include 10 Steps to Self Publishing, What is Your Hook?: Finding Your Book's Why, and Shaping Youth Authors: How to Help Youth Discover Their Voice.