February is Black History Month! Here are some excellent booklists and recommendations to add to your reading list or home/classroom bookshelf.
“Black Girl Magic” is a phrase often used when referring to Black women leaders and trailblazers. Rebekah from Barefoot in Memphis has an excellent Diverse children’s booklist honoring Black History Month.
“There are so many inspiring and bold Black women leaders who children should learn about. Too often, the forces of racism and sexism have kept these leaders’ stories from being widely told. Fortunately, that’s starting to change.”
Teachers, parents, & librarians, Melissa at Imagination Soup has a list of beautiful children’s book biographies about Black Americans that can be read year-round and for Black History Month.
The Arts are incredibly important to ALL age groups. The world responded in an enthusiastic way when National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman took center stage and stole our hearts at 2021 Presidential Inauguration; reminding us all that poetry can be inspirational and teach important lessons about communication.
Mai from Pragmaticmom shares two amazing booklists to honor Black Americans in the Arts:
This Little Light of Mine: 5 African Americans Who Excelled in the Arts
African-American Female Musicians Picture Books
Keep Calm and Blog (and Read) ON!
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