Shane W. Evans, author and illustrator of a gorgeous new book about the Underground Railroad, answered a few questions for our latest edition of Reading Corner.

In BookPage's picture book roundup in celebration of Black History Month, contributor Robin Smith praises the "stunning simplicity" of Evans's illustrations; his book is perfect for young readers being first introduced to the story of the Underground Railroad.

Here's a preview from the Q&A with Evans about Underground:

Do you have a favorite book to read in honor of Black History Month?
That is a GREAT question . . . there are so MANY. The one that comes to mind actually is
The Middle Passage by Tom Feelings . . . this is more about FEELING and when I pick this book up I have to go into a sad and scary part of my imagination . . . this helps me truly appreciate all of the work that has been put into building this history of ALL people.

Keep reading the Q&A on, and tell us:

What is your favorite book to read in honor of Black History Month?

For older readers, I'd recommend taking a look at our roundup for adults. Harlem Is Nowhere by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is currently on my TBR.

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