Black History Month: Celebrate With These Books!

By Amanda Roland
Black History Month

This month is Black History Month! The theme this year is “African Americans and the Arts” including “visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression,” according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Books are an art, and there is no better resource to help our children understand our world than books. We have compiled a list of some child-friendly books to engage them in our history and celebrate Black History Month!

Books to Celebrate Black History Month

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The True Story of Ruby Bridge

By Robert Cole

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Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

By Doreen Rappaport

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I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World)

By Brad Meltzer 

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By Nikki Giovanni

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Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

By Ellen Levine

Baby Hiccups: Understanding This Common Condition

Dear Diary: Balancing Your Tween’s Privacy and Safety

Strawberry Picking in Gainesville and Beyond!