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