Black History Month Books

Black History Month Books

Black History Month Books

56 Black History Month Books for preschoolers through second grade.

Like most of you, I subscribe to many blogs for inspiration in my career and life.  Today, a fabulous post by Scott Woods popped up in my feed.

Mr. Woods is a librarian that has compiled two lists of books that not only celebrate black history but daily diversity. He used the following criteria for his selections:

1) Titles that came out within the last ten years (or so).

2) A spread in the gender of the protagonists.

3) Shine light on typically ignored aspects of black life. Nothing against history, but we aren’t exactly hurting for books on slavery. We could do with some more books about fishing, owning pets, and generally, any other hobby children have. (That said, this list caught a lot more history than the last one.)

Some of the titles that caught my eye are:

My Family Plays Music – Judy Cox/Elbrite Brown 

Tar Beach – Faith Ringgold

Daddy Calls Me Man – Angela Johnson/Rhonda Mitchell

When I Am Old with You – Angela Johnson/David Soman

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut – Derrick Barnes/Gordon C. James

I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl! – Betty K. Bynum/Claire Armstrong Parod

Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me – Daniel Beaty /Bryan Collier


These are only a sampling of the wonderful books that Mr. Woods has reviewed. Please click on the links below to see the complete lists!

Source: 28 MORE Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses or Basketball (2018) – Scott Woods Makes Lists

Source: 28 Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses or Basketball – Scott Woods Makes Lists


Black History Month Books
56 Black History Month Books for preschoolers through second grade.

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