Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Black History Month K-2nd

Ahmed, Roda.

Mae wanted to be an astronaut. She dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by ... More

Blue, Rose.

One summer day in 1959, nine-year-old Ron McNair, who dreams of becoming a pilot, walks into the La... More

Cooper, Floyd.

Also available in Hoopla. Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains w... More

Evans, Shane.

Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Re... More

Hopkinson, Deborah.

A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North. ... More

Johnson, Angela.

In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it... More

Johnson, Angela.

A boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-... More

Lyons, Kelly Starling.

Ellen has always known that the broom hanging on her family's cabin wall is a special symbol o... More

Lyons, Kelly Starling.

A runaway slave during the Civil War, Hope's father returns after the Emancipation Proclamatio... More

Lyons, Kelly Starling.

Illustrations and easy-to-read text follow a family through five generations as each is inspired by... More

McMorrow, T. E.

In Harlem in the 1920s, in the middle of a family Christmas party, Marie receives a nutcracker from... More

Miller, Pat Zietlow.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Growing up in the segregated town of Clarksville, Tennessee... More

Obama, Barack.

Also available in Overdrive. In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Ob... More

Wiles, Deborah.

Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be firemen, a... More

Woodson, Jacqueline.

Also available in Hoopla. A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American fam... More

Patrick, CP.

It's summertime! Ana & Andrew travel to visit their grandparents in Savannah, Georgia. Whi... More

Bildner, Phil.

In 1932, James Banning, along with his co-pilot Thomas Allen, make history by becoming the first Af... More

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

A girl named Ruth Anne tells the story of her family's train journey from North Carolina to Ne... More

Hughes, Langston.

Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the... More

Michelson, Richard.

Bused across town to a school in a white neighborhood of Boston in 1974, a young African American b... More

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

Also available in Hoopla. Relates the story of the National Memorial African Bookstore, founded in ... More

Henson, Heather.

This biography picture-book shares the life story of Stephen Bishop, an explorer and slave who mapp... More

Coles, Robert.

For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes ... More

Hill, Laban Carrick.

Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, ... More

Levinson, Cynthia.

Presents the life of nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks who became the youngest known child to be ... More

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. The story of Katherine Johnson, an African American mathema... More

Asim, Jabari.

Also available in Hoopla. Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illus... More

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent wat... More

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Beat the ... More

Shelton, Paula Young.

Also available in Overdrive. Paula Young Shelton shares her memories of the civil rights movement a... More

Winter, Jonah.

Also available in Overdrive. As an elderly woman, Lillian recalls that her great-great-grandparents... More

Shetterly, Margot Lee.

Also available in Hoopla. Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA... More

Bryan, Ashley.

Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns. ... More

Levy, Debbie.

Traces the history of the inspiring anthem and explains how it has come to represents the right for... More

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

Also available in Hoopla. As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisia... More