Black History Month was created to highlight the achievements and contributions of the African Americans who built and shaped our nation. These stories have systematically been excluded from history books and classrooms. In an effort to lift up Black voices, this month we are shining a spotlight on books for all ages by Black authors. These books tell the stories of the Black experience in America and share the contributions and history of some of America’s most important figures. We hope these resources will provide information, entertainment, and insight throughout the year.
See our list of highlighted books for all ages below!
- Bigmama’s by Donald Crews
- My Daddy and I by Eloise Greenfield
- Uncle Remus: The Complete Talesby Julius Lester
- Let It Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals by Ashley Bryan
- Bright Eyes, Brown Skin by Cheryl Hudson
- 28 Days: Moments in Black History Month that Changed the World by Charles Smith
- All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson
- An American Story by Kwame Alexander
- Harlem Renaissance Party by Faith Ringgold
- I am Rosa Parks by Rosa Parks, James Haskins
- A Child’s Introduction to African American History by Jabari Asim
- Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round by Kathlyn J. Kirkwood
- How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture by Tonya Bolden
- The Gold Cadillac by Mildred Taylor
- The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
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