Here are some of our favorite books for Black History Month for younger readers — from infants through young adults. These books make great reads all year long and include award winners (Newbery Medal, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King awards), picture books, easy readers, and fantasies.
Black History Month
Black History Month: Biography Reads for Kids
Children can learn about the contributions African Americans have made to sports, politics, the arts, and society by reading these biographies. A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein: An evocative study of the speechwriting process behind Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, […]
Eight Great Reads for Black History Month
To commemorate Black History Month, celebrated every February, we recommend these eight reads for adults. All are new titles and include memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction. Fiction Remembrance by Rita Woods: Remembrance is a stop along the Underground Railroad, a magical pleat in time and space. If the enslaved can find their way to it, […]
Children’s and Young Adult Books for Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with these reads for kids and teens. Titles include biographies of well-known and lesser-known historical figures, graphic novels, and picture books.
Adult Reads for Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, check out these books highlighting the lives of African Americans and their contributions to American culture, politics, and society.
Learn More About African American Social Movements
How much do you know about the Civil Rights Movement, Black Power Movement, Black Arts Movement, and Black Lives Matter?
Great Reads for Young People for Black History Month
If you’re looking for great reads for young people for Black History Month, we recommend the following books. All were recently honored by the
The Green Book: a Guide for Black Travelers
For 30 years, between 1936 – 1966, a postal worker named Victor Green published a series of travel guides designed to help black travelers find
Pennsylvania’s Underground Railroad
Pennsylvania is home to many Underground Railroad sites. In fact, every county in the Commonwealth claims to have at least one