Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month

8 of 11
Slide 7

Don't Say Ain't by Irene Smalls

In the 1950s, Dana struggles to live in two worlds—her Harlem neighborhood and the advanced school she attends—while staying true to herself. Irene Smalls and Colin Bootman team up in this heart-warming story of friendship, integration, opportunity, and hard choices.

Classroom Resource: Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide will help you promote thoughtful discussion on race, language, civil rights, and diversity. It includes information on integration in the 1950s and questions to ask your students.

View our slideshow gallery

If you need to teach it, we have it covered.

Start your free trial to gain instant access to thousands of expertly curated worksheets, activities, and lessons created by educational publishers and teachers.

Start Your Free Trial

Follow us on:

Follow TeacherVision on Facebook
Follow TeacherVision on Google Plus