Black Children’s Authors Highlighted
As we continue to celebrate the contributions of many Black Americans this month, it’s important to remember that our littlest learners can benefit greatly from diverse literature. Books showcase our history, highlight the many accomplishments of the past, and leave room to discuss the potential of our future.
PBS has provided us with a list of 10 trailblazing Children’s Books perfect for Black History Month, and every month!
- Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History / Vashti Harrison
- Mae Among the Stars / Roda Ahmed
- Don’t Touch My Hair / Sharee Mille
- The ABC’s of History / Rio Cortez
- I am Enough / Grace Byers
- The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read / Rita Lorraine Hubbard
- Sulwe / Lupita Nyong’o
- Thank you, Omu! / One Mora
- Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race / Margot Lew Shetterly
- My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. / Martin Luther King III
This book list is just a glimpse of Black history from the perspective of Black authors featuring fiction and nonfiction books, from the focal point of Black characters and our experiences.
Regardless of race and ethnicity, these diverse books can be implemented and honored at home and at school, as they showcase stories that will be appreciated for generations to come. For book covers and descriptions, click here.