17 Must-Read Picture Books to Celebrate Black History Month

Use this list as a starting point for conversations with your child about African American history.
By Scholastic Parents Staff
Feb 13, 2019

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17 Must-Read Picture Books to Celebrate Black History Month

Feb 13, 2019
February is Black History Month, and a great way to help your children learn more about African American history is by using picture books as a teaching tool. Picture books break history into bite-sized, age-appropriate pieces for young children, with vivid illustrations and easy-to-digest text. From picture books on well-known figures like Rosa Parks to the story of the black female mathematicians behind one of NASA's greatest operations, our Black History Month picture book list covers a multitude of subjects. For longer works on Black History geared towards preteens and teens, check out our comprehensive Black History Month book list for all ages.

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