Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond
During the month of February my daughters and I explore and purchase books written by black authors. We add new material to our book collection and we also give books to our family and friends. This year, there are a number of books on our list from Kamala Harris to Amanda Gorman and a host of others. So, today we created a list of 10 books by black authors that we recommend.
Who Has Hair Like Mine is a book that focuses on explaining the variety of hair types and textures while following a young girl on her journey towards appreciating her own hair.
Brown Girl Dreaming is a novel told in verse that captures the story of a young girl growing up in the 1960’s in South Carolina and New york.
Firebird is the story of a talented young girl who does not have confidence and questions her abilities.
I Like Myself is a book that helps young children appreciate everything about themselves and realize what really matters.
Hair Love is a story about a father doing his daughter’s hair for the first time and after several trials and errors, by working together, they are successful.
Trombone Shorty is a picture book autobiography about how Troy followed his dreams despite many challenges.
The ABC’s of Black History takes readers on a wonderful journey through the ABC’s of black history and culture.
Every Little Thing was written by Bob Marley’s daughter and it reminds readers that every little thing is gonna be all right!
Hidden Figures picture book explores the story of 4 phenomenal women who contributed to NASA despite racial and gender barriers.
Crown is a story about a black boy going to the barbershop to get a haircut. It is a tribute to the barbershop culture.
I hope you take the time to read these books and when you do, share your thoughts by posting them, sharing with friends or emailing us. We would love to hear from you. Happy reading!