From classrooms teaching Black History Month to parents reading with their own children, these black history books for kids will inspire your kids and expand their world.
America celebrates Black History Month every February.
But I encourage you to read these books throughout the year.
Whether you’re a school teacher or a parent, by weaving these books into your classrooms or lives throughout the year, you send a strong message to your children that black history matters.
As the mom of two boys, I felt compelled to read them stories they might not otherwise come across in school.
I wanted them to hear stories from all the threads of American society.
So often the African American experience is glossed over in school, ultimately minimizing that history.
It’s important we bring the voices of minorities to our kids or they will never truly understand how America became what it is today or where it needs to go tomorrow.
Black History Books for Kids – Black History Month
Below you’ll find a number of well-curated reading lists about African Americans… perfect for reading during Black History Month and throughout the year.
From civil rights activists to well-known African-Americans, there’s no better way to show children what can be accomplished by reading about actual people.
Read some wonderful picture books about African Americans with your children and share in the spirit of African Americans throughout the centuries.
It’s time to have just a list of wonderful African American women!
From artists to activists, inspire your own children to reach for their dreams and change the world.
Slavery can be one of those hot topic buttons for families.
How do you start the conversation with your children?
How do you start educating them about our past and helping them understand the long-term ramifications of slavery on our culture, our society and our citizens?
These must-read children’s books on slavery are the place to start.
Children’s books for Black History Month give kids multiple way to understand and learn by combining visual cues with words.
The African American experience is one all Americans ought to understand, but parents often just don’t know where to begin.
Tonight, don’t shy away from important books.
Fictional books often grab and keep a child’s attention while also allowing them to emotionally experience what the author is trying to convey.
There is power in those written words!
Martin Luther King Jr Books for Kids are a terrific introduction to the man who helped shape American culture and politics.
With Martin Luther King Day Jr. just around the corner, it’s important to not just take the day off but also to take the time to remember the reason we celebrate this inspirational man.
Can you imagine growing up, never seeing yourself in the books that you read with your parents?
Having a child see themselves represented in books is amazing!
Don’t wait until they’re old enough to start reading — the time is now.
Find more wonderful children’s book reading lists on Mommy Evolution!