Are you looking for some great Black history books for kids?
There are so many amazing Black history books that I put together a diverse list for all ages.
Books are obviously the easiest way to learn more about the different people who helped to build this county.
Of course you want to talk to your kids about Black history (and I created a script for you).
Reading together is a great way to spark conversations, too, though.
I know that y’all don’t need to be reminded, but in the off chance that someone does, don’t forget that you don’t have to wait until Black history month to read books by African-American authors and about Black history.
However, I will say, it’s the perfect time to start because there are so many more resources in February.
How To Find The Right Books About black history For Kids
Believe it or not, there are a couple of mistakes you can make when you’re picking out Black history books for kids.
The first mistake I see folks make is choosing books that are too mature for them.
Why do parents do that? I’ll tell you why—because the books are just so darn good!
How many times have you seen a book with gorgeous brown-skinned characters that you just had to pick up?
I know. Me, too.
But, for the sake of our children, here are some things to keep in mind when deciding which book is the right book for your kid:
- The book is written for the age and/or grade level of your child.
- Information presented in the book is accurate.
- The topic of the book is something that your child is interested in. For example, if they’re into astronauts, get a book about Mae Jemison or Guion Bluford.
Check out these great Black history books for kids
Selecting Age Appropriate Books is important
Another thing to keep in mind is how important it is to introduce your kids to Black history with books that are age appropriate.
If there are themes or language that is more mature than they’re ready for, you’ll be doing them a great disservice.
And that’s for kids of all races and nationalities.
If you have a middle-schooler, head over to pick up these free Black history printables that I created!
Most of these books are available in the library.
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