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Kids' Books for Black History Month

These picture books are great ways to bring Black history alive for young readers. And while they're great for Black History Month, you can read them all year around.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged black history, black history and black lives, picture books, diversity and inclusion


by (author) Shauntay Grant
illustrated by Eva Campbell

The Birdman

A Journey with the Underground Railroad's Most Daring Abolitionist

by (author) Troon Harrison
illustrated by François Thisdale

A Change of Heart

by (author) Alice Walsh
illustrated by Erin Bennett Banks

Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!

by (author) Jody Nyasha Warner
illustrated by Richard Rudnicki

The Stone Thrower

by (author) Jael Ealey Richardson
illustrated by Matt James

Up Home

by (author) Shauntay Grant
illustrated by Susan Tooke

To the Rescue! Garrett Morgan Underground

Great Ideas Series

by (author) Monica Kulling
illustrated by David Parkins

The Kids Book of Black Canadian History

by (author) Rosemary Sadlier
illustrated by Qijun Wang

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by (author) Helaine Becker
illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

Meet Willie O'Ree (Scholastic Canada Biography)

by (author) Elizabeth MacLeod
illustrated by Mike Deas

Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians

Inspiring Stories of Courage and Achievement

by (author) Lindsay Ruck
illustrated by James Bentley

Howdy, I’m John Ware

by (author) Ayesha Clough
illustrated by Hugh Rookwood

A Likkle Miss Lou

How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice

by (author) Nadia L. Hohn
illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes