Laila – February 2017 during our nightly reading time.

With Black History Month just around the corner, I’m looking to build Laila’s library of black books even further to teach her the importance of celebrating her heritage!

If there is one particular gift I always stress to those who may ask what to get Laila, I always encourage them to buy African-American books. Since birth, Laila’s bookshelf has been filled with titles that encourage & pictures that look exactly like she does. I want Laila to grow up understanding the diverse nation she lives in and how her history places a huge role in the building of it.

As we approach Black History Month, I decided to compile a quick list for all who may be looking to celebrate Black History Month with their children through the power of storytelling or for those who may just want to begin a collection of books for their children, grandchildren, or loved ones.

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
Of Thee I Sing – A Letter to my Daughters by President Barack H. Obama
Black History: Kids Edition by
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World by L.A. Amber
100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History by Chrisanne Beckner
Black Pioneers of Science & Invention by Louis Haber
What Color is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? by Bonnie Bader

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