Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month

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Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

This story makes a great read aloud for your class. The picture book's rhythmic text transports children back in time to the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955–1956. It takes students on a journey through historical events that led to the eventual end of racial segregation on buses.

Classroom Resource: Use this Teacher's Guide to Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation as you study civil rights during 1950s America. This literature guide includes discussion questions about the Montgomery Bus Boycott, segregation, Rosa Parks, the Jim Crow laws, and nonviolent resistance. It also describes creative-writing activities, music activities, and community activism ideas for your class.

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