Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month

Looking for great books about the African-American experience? Share stories of African Americans that will deepen children's understanding of history and social issues. Our 10 top children's books for Black History Month are paired with teaching guides to help you explain each story and engage students in learning about slavery, civil rights issues, and African-American leaders.

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These Hands by Margaret H. Mason

During the 1950s and early 1960s, African American workers at many large-scale bakery factories weren't allowed to work as bread dough mixers or bread dough handlers. This children's book by Margaret H. Mason introduces this labor and civil rights issue to young children.

Classroom Resource: Use the discussion questions and pre- and post-reading activities in These Hands Teacher's Guide to educate young students about segregation and the history of the civil rights movement in America.

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