Celebrate Black History Month Throughout the Year with Books and Learning Resources
For parents, grandparents, homeschoolers, and other adults who live and work with children, finding the right book for your kids can be challenging. In honor of Black History month, we've rounded up a few authoritative reading lists and other resources to help you share African-American heritage with the young people in your life...in February as well as throughout the year!
The New York Times Black History Bookshelf recommends some compelling choices, including the picture book When Grandmama Sings by Margaree King Mitchell and illustrated by James E. Ransome, as well as Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack, illustrated by Randy DuBurke. To read the entire list, click here.
The Black History Month page on ReadingRockets.org provides not only recommended books, but also video interviews with authors, poets, and illustrators; activities for home and classroom; and other resources.
For older readers, check out the extensive themed lists on AdLit.org, which include Multicultural Stories, More Multicultural Stories, and the winners of the Coretta Scott King Awards, which recognize outstanding books by African American writers and illustrators.