In our family, black history is history. We teach it along with every other topic. We’ve covered African history, civil rights, and even jazz history with our children over the years. But we’ve also enjoyed sharing African-American storybooks that help them “see” themselves in stories.
As part of learning about history, we’ve read some wonderful black history books for kids over the years. Today I’m sharing some of the selections that I consider “must-read” books! If I missed any of your favorites, feel free to share your suggestions in the comments!
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Must-Read Black History Books for Kids
1. 100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History by Chrisanne Beckner (If you only get one, make it this one.)
23. Tommy Traveler in the World of Black History by Tom Feelings (This is a tough one to find, but it is so worth it.)
Check out these other black history posts!
Plus, grab our ebook “We Got Jazz” for 120 pages of unit studies and activities about jazz greats, including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and more!
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