Kids' books for Black History Month 2019
Come visit our Children's Department to shop our giant display of kids' books for Black History Month! Scroll down to shop some of our titles.
A comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments by award-winning author Jabari Asim, The Child's Introduction to African American History is written for young readers aged 8 to 12 and includes a timeline poster of pivotal moments.
A 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice * A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book * Booklist Top 10 Diverse Books for Middle Grade or Older Readers * A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, with 5 Starred Reviews, and a School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
When eleven-year-old Langston's father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago's Bronzeville district, it feels like he's giving up everything he loves.
A warm, intimate portrait of Jackie Robinson, America's sports icon, told from the unique perspective of a unique insider: his only daughter.
Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist.$17.99ISBN: 9780062742469Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: HarperCollins - January 16th, 2018
Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award–nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!$17.95ISBN: 9781600609695Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Lee & Low Books - September 25th, 2018
Born into slavery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, William "Bill" Lewis learned the blacksmith trade as soon as he was old enough to grip a hammer. He proved to be an exceptional blacksmith and earned so much money fixing old tools and creating new ones that he was allowed to keep a little money for himself.$9.95ISBN: 9781880000427Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business daysPublished: Lee & Low Books - June 17th, 2005
Named a Smithsonian magazine "Notable Children's Book" and a Hungry Mind Review "Children's Books of Distinction" Finalist, this inspiring story exemplifies how--as Douglass himself said--books and learning are "the pathway from slavery to freedom." A teacher activity guide is available to accompany this book. Full color.$17.99ISBN: 9780399250033Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2012
A young girl learns a new meaning for freedom during the time of Reconstruction
Ellen always knew the broom resting above the hearth was special. Before it was legal for her mother and father to officially be married, the broom was what made them a family anyway. But now all former slaves who had already been married in their hearts could register as lawful husband and wife.$16.99ISBN: 9780763680466Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017
In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history.
Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.$16.99ISBN: 9780316475112Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017A NEW YORK TIMES INSTANT BESTSELLER!A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!This beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.$17.95ISBN: 9780823420476Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Holiday House - November 7th, 2017
Who was Harriet Tubman before she was Harriet?$17.99ISBN: 9781419731600Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - January 8th, 2019$16.95ISBN: 9780998799940Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Penny Candy Books - February 13th, 2018
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina offers a fresh perspective of young men of color by depicting thirteen views of everyday life: young boys dressed in their Sunday best, running to catch a bus, and growing up to be teachers, and much more. Each of Tony Medina's tanka is matched with a different artist--including recent Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award recipients.