With it being Women’s History Month, why not take it one step further and look at some amazing African American children books about women!
I’ve pulled together a number of book lists focusing on fabulous Black women to share with my boys over the years. But it’s time to have just a list of wonderful African American women important women in history.
Caldecott Honor Book * 2006 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner
Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni's evocative text combines with Bryan Collier's striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.
Celebrated poet and playwright Ntozake Shange captures the spirit of Civil Rights pioneer Coretta Scott King in this picture book biography gorgeously illustrated by Caldecott Medal artist Kadir Nelson.
The childhood experiences of young Harriet Tubman, called "Minty," who was destined to become the heroine of the Underground Railroad, profile her relationship with her parents, her early dreams of freedom, and her bold personality.
This award-winning true story of Black Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio and eventually went on to win three gold medals, is illustrated by Caldecott medal–winning artist David Diaz.
Viola is an unsung hero of one of Canada’s oldest and most established black communities.
Like Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks, who many years later, in 1955, refused to give up their bus seats in Alabama, Desmond’s act of refusal awakened people to the unacceptable nature of racism and began the process of bringing an end to racial segregation in Canada.
Caldecott Honor Book * Coretta Scott King Award Winner
In this award-winning book, acclaimed author Carole Boston Weatherford and bestselling artist Kadir Nelson offer a resounding, reverent tribute to Harriet Tubman, the woman who earned the name Moses for her heroic role in the Underground Railroad.
Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator Honor * Nonfiction Honor Parent's Choice Award * Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Children's Books of the Year List * and More!
In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world
From award-winners Carole Boston Weatherford and Raul Colón comes the story of a little girl from Mississippi who became a beloved star - one whose song soared on the breath of her ancestors and paved the way for those who followed.
Althea Gibson was the first African American ever to compete in and win the Wimbledon Cup.
Born in 1927, she was a spirited child and became an enormously talented athlete. Sue Stauffacher's lively text, paired with vibrant paintings by artist Greg Couch, captures the exuberance, ambition, and triumph of this remarkable woman.