28 Black History Books In 28 Days

Updated: Feb 6, 2019



February is Black History Month. What better way to celebrate, than to read about some of the greatest trailblazers in society. Books are a great source of learning others traditions, celebrations, way of life and thoughts. We have all heard the saying, "Books are the gateway to the world." Well, I agree. Below, I have put together a list of child friendly books my kids enjoy most.


1. 'Twas The Night Before Bayou Classic by Andrea Brew



2. 28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed The World by Charles R. Smith Jr.



3. Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison




4. Young, Gifted, and Black by Jamia Wilson



5. I Am Enough by Grace Byers



6. Who Is Michelle Obama? by Megan Stine



7. Black, White, Just Right! by Marguerite W. Davol



8. Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs



9. Hair Like Mine by Latasha M. Perry



10. Twelve Dancing Princesses by Rachel Isadora



11. Jupiter Storm by Marti Dumas



12. Rapunzel by Rachel Isadora



13. The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles



14. I Like Myself! By Karen Beaumont



15. Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron



16. The Nutcracker in Harlem by T.E. McMorrow



17. I, Too, Am, America by Langston Hughes illustrated by Bryan Collier



18.Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins



19. ‘Twas The Night Before Bayou Classic: A Tiger’s Tale by Andrea Brew



20. I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley



21. Juneteenth For Mazie Floyd Cooper



22. Marvelous Me :Inside and Out (All About Me) by Lisa Bullard



23. The Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan and Tom Knight




24. Martin’s Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport



25. You Should Meet : Katherine Johnson by Thea Feldman



26. The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake



27. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman



28. June Peters, You Will Change The World One Day by Alika Turner