Children’s Books for Black History Month: (Updated 2019) This is such a great month to read some of the transformative and inspiring stories from both the past and present. Here is a small selection of children’s books on Litkidz that celebrate Black History in all its forms.
Beautiful book based on the true lives of the quilter’s in a black community in rural Alabama in 1932; historical fiction, with an inspiring message
A mystery based on a true experience and real characters.
A collection of short stories for diversity in reading
Living in the world of slavery, through the eyes of a young girl
A phenomenally rich story of growing up in Black America in the 1930’s
A beautiful story of a black family that winds up in Birmingham when the church is bombed.
The reality of slavery; best for 12 and over
Growing up in a middle-class black family; an honest, authentic book of ordinary life
A graphic novel about the civil rights movement as seen and experienced through John Lewis.
Illustrated children’s book about John Lewis’s formative years.
A compelling look at the desegregation in Little Rock, and its impact on children