Top Children’s Books for Black History Month
February marks the start of Black History Month, an amazing opportunity to not only celebrate achievements and contributions of the black community, but to also teach about the importance of this celebration.
Certain topics might be too complex for young minds, but in every childcare center and school for kids in Texas and all around the country we turn to our best friends (BOOKS!) to save us!
Check out a list of our favorite children’s books about Black History that you can read at home to help children get inspired:
The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez. A rhyming book that takes children through Black History and culture letter by letter.
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles. A story about 6-year old Ruby Bridges attending an all-white school in the 1960s.
Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison. Includes the tales of 40 extraordinary black women who made history in the 20th Century.
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman. A story about the dreams of a young girl that teaches children they can be what they aspire to be!
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry. A story about a caring father teaching her daughter to love her hair, and be proud of her heritage.
Most of these books are for young children, so it doesn’t matter if they read by themselves or if you read them together, because they will still learn about an important part of our history and the valuable lessons about accepting ourselves and promoting unity in diversity.
Let us know below which other books you read to and with your children during Black History Month (and beyond!), and remember to check out our website for more info about our weekly celebrations for February.