Even though Martin Luther King Jr. Day is just around the corner, these books on slavery for kids are appropriate and really should be read throughout the year.
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.
Be sure to check out even more age-appropriate Black History Month books about the African American experience.
You can find these books on slavery for kids at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
History of Slavery
Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries people were kidnapped from the continent of Africa, forced into slavery in the American colonies and exploited to work as indentured servants and labor in the production of crops such as tobacco and cotton.
Four hundred years after enslaved Africans were first brought to Virginia, most Americans still don’t know the full story of slavery.
Students deserve a truthful, age-appropriate account of slavery and our past.
Welcome to our third annual blog hop on Martin Luther King Day for Kids! Find great ideas for commemorating MLK Day with kids and don’t miss our series from last year and 2015! For even more, be sure to follow our Black History Pinterest board!