CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH PICTURE BOOKS
Sharing a picture book with a young child that is about his or her own culture is a powerful thing. So is sharing one that explores a different culture. Whichever mission you’d like to accomplish with your PB reader, here are some ideas to help you select just the right title.
From popular blog, Here wee Read: contemporary living for book-loving families, a collection of 29 read-aloud picture books just right for Black History Month:
Suggestions from Mama Smiles, joyful parenting blog:
Ideas from Buzzfeed contributor, Mallory McInnis:
Suggested titles from USA Today:
Favorites from Reading Rockets:
One of my favorites? Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, words and pictures by Vashti Harrison, published in 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Initially a personal project for Black History Month, Harrison’s collection highlights 40 notable black women throughout U.S. history. The amount of information included, in both front matter and back matter, makes this book ideal for sharing at school or library and at home. While the text is geared for a slightly older picture book reader (ages 8-11) children of all ages will love Harrison’s tender artwork as they learn about the many contributions of African American women in all areas of life. Hardcover; 96 pages; ISBN: 978-0316475112.