Children’s Books for Black History Month

Children's Book Leaving Gee's Bend 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.

Leaving Gee’s Bend

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

The Parker Inheritance

 A mystery based on a true experience and real characters.

Flying Lessons and Other Stories

A collection of short stories for diversity in reading

Addy, 1864: American Girl Series

Living in the world of slavery, through the eyes of a young girl

Bud, not Buddy

A phenomenally rich story of growing up in Black America in the 1930’s

The Watson’s go to Birmingham – 1963

A beautiful story of a black family that winds up in Birmingham when the church is bombed.

Elijah of Buxton

The reality of slavery; best for 12 and over

Katrin’s Chronicles

Growing up in a middle-class black family; an honest, authentic book of ordinary life

March: Book One, Two and Three

A graphic novel about the civil rights movement as seen and experienced through John Lewis.

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis

Illustrated children’s book about John Lewis’s formative years.

Lions of Little Rock

A compelling look at the desegregation in Little Rock, and its impact on children


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