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Black History Month Reading List


Reading is an excellent way to enrich our minds and expand our horizons. Books can teach us not only about our past, but give us a vision of what our future might become. Sharing books about Black history and Black visionaries can open our eyes to the wonderful contributions made by the Black community, empowering children of diverse backgrounds to reach for the stars.

No matter the time of year, these are some of our favourite children’s books to share stories of Black history, empowerment and positivity.

  1. Little Leaders:  Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  2. Little Legends:  Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  3. What Was the Underground Railroad? By Yona Zeldis McDonough
  4. Skin Like Mine by Latashia M Perry
  5. The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
  6. Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport
  7. Change Sings by Amanda Gorman
  8. The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats
  9. Shades of Black by Sandra L. Pinkney
  10. Black, White, Just Right by Marguerite Davol
  11. A is For Activist by Innosanto Nagara
  12. All Because You Matter by Tami Charles
  13. I Am Enough by Grace Byers
  14. Happy Hair by Mechal Renee Roe
  15. I Look Up To… Michelle Obama By Anna Membrino