Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month

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I Have Heard of a Land by Joyce Carol Thomas


Inspired by her family's history, this picture book by Joyce Carol Thomas explores the experience of African-American pioneers — brave men and women — who participated in the Oklahoma Land Runs of the late 1880s.

Classroom Resource: I Have Heard of a Land Teacher's Guide includes cross-curricular activities and questions for group discussion. Children will learn about African-American pioneers and the Oklahoma Land Runs of the late 1880s.

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