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Exploring Black History Month Through the Pages of Picture Books


If you are looking for additional resources to help spark conversations with students during Black History Month you should check out Scholastic’s online collection. During the month of February, the book giant has highlighted a variety of book choices aimed at different readers of different ages. While many of the titles are popular in elementary schools, these books feature stories of African-Americans whose lives reflect a multitude of relatable experiences for anyone to enjoy.

Here are just a few titles featured so far this month:

  • Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the U.S. by Patricia McKissack
  • Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
  • Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Alan Schroeder, Illustration by Jerry Pinkney
  • The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine, Illustration by Kadir Nelson
  • Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
  • Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Samuel’s Choice by Richard Berleth
  • Many Thousand Gone: African-Americans from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton






About principalaim

Head of Lower School & Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Louisville Collegiate School

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