10 Kids’ Books to Read during Black History Month

10 Kids' Books to Read During Black History Month

This February my kids and I have read a lot of fantastic books during our Black History month homeschool lessons. I love history in general, but it’s especially exciting to learn more about the history of people who you share a common background with. So, I love reading about Black History all during the year, but when it’s February we read lots of books during our homeschool lessons so that my kids can begin to learn about the history of black people in America. This month we have read some good books that are great resources for teaching elementary aged kids about Black History. I wanted to share 10 of the books that we have read this month that we really enjoyed.

10 Kids’ Books to Read During Black History Month

  1. It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate illustrated by R. Gregory Christie                                        

  2. The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate           

  3. Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins by Carole Boston Weatherford illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue            

  4. Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes edited by David Roessel  & Arnold Rampersad illustrated by Benny Andrews                      

  5. George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylor illustrated by Frank Morrison                                                                

  6. The Little Plant Doctor : A Story About George Washington Carver by Jean Marzollo illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max                                    

  7. Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter & Shane W. Evans                                                     

  8. George Washington Carver: Ingenious Inventor by Nathan Olson illustrated by Keith Tucker                                                                                                                         

  9. The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore Illustrated by Amy Wummer                                                                                       

  10. Rosa Parks by Will Mara                                                          



  • Reply Nerline February 25, 2016 at 8:59 am

    These are all great books. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net February 25, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Hey Nerline, thanks for stopping by. I really enjoyed reading these with my son, we both learned a lot from these books.

  • Reply Candace February 25, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    What great books to read with your kids, Sonya. I’ve always wanted to learn more about Rosa Parks. She was such an amazing and strong woman. I would love to know more about her life before she made history- her childhood,…
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    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 1, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Hey Candace, I recently read a book that had a chapter that talked about why Rosa Parks was the spark that ignited the bus boycotts. Part of the reason was that she was very active in her community and liked by both blacks and whites. I would love to learn more about her earlier life too. I love learning about people’s lives.

  • Reply Mrs. AOK February 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Great picks, Sonya! I haven’t read all of these, but I’d like to. Thanks for sharing!
    Last year the kids and I shed quite a few tears when we covered Black History Month.
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  • Reply Antionette Blake February 29, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I still have a few which I need to either donate or give to a day care center.

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