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Looking for ideas for Black History Month for kids? Your Black History Month celebration would be incomplete without learning about the reasons behind Black History Month and the people it celebrates. These fun books for elementary students are engaging for primary and upper elementary kids. These are books about astounding Black people in STEM, sports, music, film, art, literature and more for your kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade students. Your students will delight in these classic and new books for elementary students! Interactive read aloud lesson plans and activities for teachers and librarians standards-aligned as well!

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Black History Month Books Lists

Best Children’s Books about Black Scientists, Artists and Inventors

a great list of picture books about Black scientists, artists and inventors like George Washington Carver and Mae Jemison to add diversity to your study of people in STEM

Best Children’s Books About Black Athletes

a great list of Black athletes from throughout history from well-known Lebron James and Michael Jordan to lesser known ones in horse racing

16 New and Noteworthy Black History Month Books For Kindergarten

a detailed list of books to help Kindergarteners learn about Black History Month at their own level

35 New and Notable Children’s Books By Black Authors

It’s so important to have own voices telling the history of a people to have the most authentic views of a people’s stories, struggles, and triumphs

30 New and Notable Black History Month Picture Books

Picture books perfect for teaching students about Black History Month. Some books for Preschool all the way to upper elementary level.

Best Read Alouds For Black History Month

Books perfect for read alouds to teach students about Black History Month

What Are the Best Martin Luther King Jr Children’s Books?

If you want to specifically study MLK Jr. for Black History Month, here are some great books about Martin Luther King Jr.

These books for Black History Month are a great mix for your Black History Month celebration and teach why Black History Month is important.