It’s Black History Month and this is the perfect time to introduce the avid reader in your house to books that lift up black voices and tell their stories. Here are 10 of our favorites:
Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race
Talking to your child about race and what makes us different might be challenging, but this book helps explain those differences for kids as young as two years old.
The ABCs of Black History
Not only will your child learn about important places, events and people in black history through rhyming text, you can further explore information on those topics within the book.
Not only is Lupita Nyong an Oscar-winning actress, she’s also an amazing author with this book that helps children learn about the beauty within.
I Love My Hair
This book has become a modern classic since its release in 2001 celebrating the beauty of black hair.
Dream Big, Little One
This board adaptation of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History tells the story of 18 trailblazing black women in American history.
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
This book for children 4-8 years tells the story of Harriet Tubman through beautiful illustrations and powerful words.
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?
Your child can learn about the long-forgotten contributions of black inventors to American history.
Stuntboy, in the Meantime
If you have a comic book loving middle-schooler in your house, they are going to love this story about the greatest young superhero you’ve never heard of!
Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson
This gorgeous graphic novel tells the story of Raven Wilkinson who was the very first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company.
The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country
Amanda Gorman took the world by storm when she presented her poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Your child can read the entire text and delve deeper into its meaning with a forward by Oprah Winfrey.