Black History Month is celebrated during the month of February as recognition of the impact made by African Americans in the United States. Celebrating with young children is a great way to introduce them to different cultures, stories and experiences. Reading picture books that feature black main characters exposes your child, no matter their age, to a culture that has historically been under represented. Additionally, this allows children to relate and see themselves represented in the characters or learn about a culture different from their own.
Below is a collection of children’s books that are perfect for young readers to enjoy as they celebrate Black History Month.