Black History Month

Black history is American history. Let’s teach the full truth of how the United States came to be and how we got where we are today.

Celebrate Black lives by celebrating Black History this month and every month. The books listed below emphasize for children the diversity of experiences within Black communities, the importance of accuracy in historical accounts, and the powerful and beautiful potential of Black futures.

Join us during this month to celebrate Black History with a special book for you and your young reader. These titles promise to provide insight into our history and inspire our future. Happy reading!

Title Spotlight

All Rise: The Story of Ketanji Brown Jackson
Carole Boston Weatherford and Ashley Evans 
Discover the remarkable journey of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to ascend to the Supreme Court, in this captivating picture book biography by Carole Boston Weatherford. From her childhood lessons in perseverance to her historic confirmation, Ketanji's story is a testament to determination and resilience, beautifully illustrated by Ashley Evans.

Additional Black History Month Titles

There Was a Party for Langston
Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey, and Jarret Pumphrey 
All Different Now
Angela Johnson and E. B. Lewis 
How Do You Spell Unfair?
Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison 
Moving Forward: From Space-Age Rides to Civil Rights Sit-Ins with Airman Alton Yates
Chris Barton and Steffi Walthall 
Shauntay Grant and Eva Campbell 
Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating
Rose Viña and Claire Almon 
The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just
Mélina Mangal and Luisa Uribe 
An American Story
Kwame Alexander and Dare Coulter 
Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!
Andrea J. Loney and Keith Mallett 
Holding Her Own: The Exceptional Life of Jackie Ormes
Traci N. Todd and Shannon Wright 
A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington
Carole Boston Weatherford, Rob Sanders, and Byron McCray 
Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler
Ibi Zoboi 
Amina Luqman-Dawson 
Standing in the Need of Prayer
Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison 
That Flag
Tameka Fryer Brown and Nikkolas Smith 

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