Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month

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Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons


Teach young children about the lives of former slaves and their families during the Reconstruction Era with this picture book by Kelly Starling Lyons. In the children's story, Ellen learns the significance of the family broom as her parents—both former slaves—legally register their marriage.

Classroom Resource: Ellen's Broom Discussion Guide & Activities includes pre-reading and post-reading discussion questions and art activities to extend students' learning.

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