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Uncovering the Past: 15 Must-Read Books for Kids during Black History Month!


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Black History Month is a time to celebrate and reflect on the contributions, struggles, and achievements of African Americans throughout history. Reading books about black history is an excellent way for children to learn about this important aspect of American history, culture, and society. Here are 15 books that kids should read during Black History Month.

15 books that kids should read during Black History Month

  • "Rosa" by Nikki Giovanni - A picture book about the life and legacy of Rosa Parks, a civil rights icon and the mother of the modern-day civil rights movement.










  • "Brown Girl Dreaming" by Jacqueline Woodson - A coming-of-age story about Woodson's childhood, growing up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s exploring the experiences of black people during a time of great change in the United States.


15 books that kids should read during Black History Month

 
 

  • "The Great Migration" by Jacob Lawrence - A series of paintings and accompanying text that tell the story of the Great Migration, when millions of African Americans moved from the South to the North between 1916 and 1970.




  • "The Other Side" by Jacqueline Woodson - A novel that explores the complexities of segregation and racism through the eyes of two girls, one black and one white, who live on opposite sides of a fence in a small southern town.


These books provide a rich and varied introduction to African American history and culture. They are a great way for children to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges, triumphs, and experiences of black Americans. Reading about these stories and perspectives can foster empathy, critical thinking, and a greater appreciation for diversity and cultural heritage.



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Uncovering the Past: 15 Must-Read Books for Kids during Black History Month!

 

Angela M. Cantoni - Editor and Founder of FUN WITH KIDS IN LA

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