Black History Month reads
February is Black History Month.
One great way to honor the accomplishments of Black Americans with your children is to share some books that feature Black characteristics or critical historical events.
Thanks to our friends at the Parent’s Place of Maryland, here are some recommendations!
Lift Every Voice and Sing, also known as the Black National Anthem, has been passed down from generation to generation. This historical text shares the history of this song’s conception and how it grew to become a significant song throughout Black history.
Born to two formerly enslaved parents, Carter G. Woodson was taught to always be an informed citizen. Carter Reads the Newspaper is a page-turning biography that sheds light on Carter as a child and how he would regularly read the newspaper to his father. Carter went on to be known as the father of Black History Month, dedicating his life to informing others about the history of Black people.
Juneteenth For Mazie – Mazie’s father shares how her great-great-great-grandpa Mose crossed into liberty on a day they now celebrate as Juneteenth. He shares that when he and other enslaved Black people were freed they shouted, cheered, and danced all night long. On the following day Mazie and her family celebrate their ancestors’ freedom during their Juneteenth celebration.
Find more children’s books to celebrate Black History Month HERE!