Celebrate Black History Month With Books
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.
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