Monday, January 28, 2013

Top 10 Black History Books For Kids

Black history month is in February and it's a wonderful time to teach your children about the famous African Americans in U.S. history. Today I wanted to share with you our Top 10 Favorite Black History Books For Kids.

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About Black History month from

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

Top 10 Black History Books...

1) Ruth and the Green Book
2) Belle, The Last Mule at Gee's Bend
3) Pink and Say
4) Back of the Bus
5) Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the sky
6) The little plant doctor : a story about George Washington Carver
7) A Sweet Smell of Roses
8) Nobody gonna turn me 'round : stories and songs of the civil rights movement
9) Mr. Lincoln's Way
10) Riding to Washington

okay I lied...
11) January's Sparrow

Here are a few FREE resources you may find helpful too.
-PBS has about 30 FREE shows you can watch about black history
-Great resources to go with the book Mr. Lincoln's Way
-FREE Kindle eBook - Harriet Tubman The Moses of Her People
-Lots of FREE Black History printables

Be sure to also check around your area for Black History events. Here in GA there are many awesome events going on and a lot of them are FREE like these events in Roswell.

Be sure to browse through all of our other Top 10 Posts!

What is your favorite Black History book please share in the comments?

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