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Must Read Children’s Books for Black History Month

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.” – Harper Lee

Black History Month is a special time of year when we celebrate the amazing achievements and contributions of Black people throughout history. It’s a time to honor and remember important figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks, who fought for civil rights and equality. We also celebrate the many inventions, music and art that Black people have given to the world.

Black History Month is also a reminder that everyone, no matter their race or background, can make a difference and leave a lasting impact in the world.

Here are a few of our favorite Black History books that we hope will be read all year round!

THE ABCs of Black History

Age suitability – 5+

A rhyming book that takes you letter by letter through the most important events of Black History.

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

Age Suitability – 3+

Dr. Maya Angelou’s unforgettable poem is matched with the daring art of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this powerful ode to courage. A beautiful combination.

Little Leaders – Bold Women in Black History

Age suitability – 8+

A beautiful collection of biographies. Little readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things and whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women.

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Age suitability – 8+

Two poets – one white, one black explore race, friendship, hair, hobbies and childhood.

I am enough

Age suitability – 4+

A simple yet powerful poem to self-love, kindness and respecting others. “We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.

Skin Like Mine

Age suitability – 3+

A perfect book for young readers exploring diversity among children.

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