Black History Month Edition
Children, just as adults should be made aware of black history and its significance. Reading is a profound way of educating our children on Black history. There are several of children’s books that will help the youth have a better understanding of what it means to be Black in America. This genre has books you can read to your children. As well as, books that children can read on their own if they are able. Follow this guide on Book Gift Ideas for Children, Black History Month Edition.
We can not raise our children to be “blind” to our differences in this world. Whether you come from a Black, White, Chinese, or Indian family, this applies to you. Children learn quickly at a young age. If they are not educated about it now, they may have a hard time in the future.
I Am Enough – Grace Byers
This gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another comes from Empire Actor and activist Grace Byers. We are all here for a purpose, we are more than enough. We just need to believe it.
I Promise – Lebron James
I Promise is a lively and inspiring children’s book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today.
Sulwe – Lupita Nyong’o
Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry
Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it’s beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he loves his Zuri, and he will do anything to make her, and her hair, happy. Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair, and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.
Curls – Ruth Foreman
This simple, playful, and beautiful children’s book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids.
Shady Baby – Gabrielle & Dwyane Wade
This upbeat children’s book teaches kids to speak their minds and stand up for what they believe in.
I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything! – Alissa Holder
It is a new day and Ayaan had woken up on the wrong side of the bed, where nothing feels quite right. What if he doesn’t know the answer at school? What if he messes up? But as he sets out that morning, all it takes is a few reminders from his mom and some friends in the neighborhood to remind him that a new day is a good day because… He is smart, he is blessed, and he can do anything!
Parker Looks Up – Parker & Jessica Curry
Parker saw the possibility and promise, the hopes and dreams of herself in this powerful painting of Michelle Obama. An everyday moment became an extraordinary one…that continues to resonate its power, inspiration, and indelible impact. Because, as Jessica Curry said, “anything is possible regardless of race, class, or gender.”
Who Will You Be – Andrea Pippins
My child, my little one, who will you be when you are grown? There’s loving kindness in your eyes, like your daddy’s and boldness in your heart, like your grandma’s. Will you be like them?
The King of Kindergarten – Derreck Barnes
The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets. It sits and shines behind your head, like a crown. Mommy says that today you are going to be the king of kindergarten.
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