31 Children’s Books for Black History Month

Hopes GiftIf you are a parent or teacher I hope that you are, or plan to share the wonderful discoveries and historical contributions that so many black men and women have shared with the world. February is the shortest month of the year, so we have to make the best of what has been given to us for “Black History Month”. 20180103_101813Teaching children about the not so shining moments of history in our world can be a challenge for many parents and shockingly some teachers. I think that it is a fear of saying the wrong “thing” or being insensitive to the struggles of injustice that have plagued black people in the world for so long.

I hope that I can help you today by sharing with you, 31 children’s books that are designed to teach children about the past and current successes that our world has achieved from black men and women.There is more to black history beyond ruby bridgesslavery. Black history includes stories of royalty, inventions, and discovery. Black history is World history and textbooks will never cover enough. It’s our jobs as teachers and parents to do that. Check out these books that also include links and suggested ages for readers.

(Some links are affiliates)

1.I am Harriet Tubman” (Ages 4-8)

2.  “Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and The Space Race” (Ages 5-12)

3.  ” Mae Among the Stars”  (Ages 4-10)

4.  “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” (Ages 9-13)

5.  Young, Gifted, and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present”  (Ages 4-10)

6.  The Watsons go to Birmingham” (Ages 8-14)

7.  Henry’s Freedom Box” (Ages 6-12)

8.  I am Rosa Parks” (Ages 4-8)

9.  Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement   (Ages 9-13)

10.  Child of the Civil Rights Movement” (Ages 6-10)

11.  New Shoes” (Ages 4-10)

12.  Martin’s Big Words” (Ages 4-8)

13.  I am Martin Luther King Jr.” (Ages 4-8)

14.  Beacon to Freedom” (Ages 4-10)

15.  Bessie Coleman: Trailblazing Pilot” (Ages 4-8)

16.  She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Storey” (Ages 5-10)

17.  Black Pioneers of Science and Invention” (Ages 7-14)

18.  Who is Barack Obama?” (Ages 5-10)

19.  We March” (Ages 4-10)

20.  The Story of Ruby Bridges” (Ages 4-10)

21.  Who is Muhammed Ali?” (Ages 4-10)

22.  One Crazy Summer” (Ages 9-13)

23.  Who was Booker T. Washington?” (Ages 4-10)

24.  Who was George Washington Carver?” (Ages 4-10)

25.  Heroes of Black History: Biographies of Four Great Americans” (Ages 7-11)

26.  Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World” (Ages 4-9)

27.  Malcolm Little” (Ages 4-10)

28.  Black History: Kids Edition” (Ages 8-13)

29.  Ellen’s Broom” (Ages 4-10)

30.  Freedom’s School” (Ages 6-12)

31.  Hope’s Gift” (Ages 7-10)








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4 thoughts on “31 Children’s Books for Black History Month

  1. Hi Carmen! I was headed to the library this evening to find some black history books for my son to read daily. Providing these books was right on time for me! Thanks!

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