Black History Month Books for Kids

It is no secret that the Black community is underrepresented in today’s society. Slowly but surely we are getting to a day in age where it is not as uncommon. As I raise a Black little girl in this new decade, I want to be able to teach her about Black History Month. Looking at the books on my daughter’s bookshelf, there are more books with cute little animals illustrated and not enough cute little black girls, like her. I went on a hunt for more books with kids that look like her and plan to read these books to her not only during Black History Month but all throughout her childhood.

These books below not only celebrate Black History Month but also have brown characters and celebrate diversity.

  • Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama
  • Happy Hair by Mechal Renee Roe
  • I am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer
  • I am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer
  • I am Jackie Robinson by Brad Meltzer
  • I am Martin Lither King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer
  • The Color of Us by Karen Katz
  • I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl! by Betty K. Bynum
  • Penny and the Magic Puffballs by Alonda Williams
  • Emi’s Curly, Coily, Cotton Candy Hair by Tina Olajude
  • I Am Enough by Grace Byers
  • If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier
  • Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

As, Black History Month approaches, take some time out to read these amazing books to your littles. And not only during February, but all the time. They can learn more about themselves, friends, classmates and the world.

 

Monique is a single mother to her 2 year old daughter Maisyn. She was born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a graduate from St. Joseph’s Academy then attended and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication. She also has a Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training. Monique is employed at H&E Equipment Services as an Instructional Designer. She has been coaching cheerleading for over 10 years and handles communication for Louisiana Cheer Force. Monique enjoys shopping, spending time with her daughter and doing Yoglates which is all talked about on her blog, www.MamaMeaux.com.

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