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Canadian Books for Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with books by Canadian creators.

by 49th Teachers · Tagged black history and black lives, diversity and inclusion

Black Girl, Black Girl

by (author) Angela Bowden
illustrated by Letitia Fraser

The Last Two Crayons

by (author) Leah Freeman-Haskin
illustrated by Shantala Robinson

From My Mother's Back

A Journey from Kenya to Canada

by (author) Njoki Wane

The Underground Railroad

Next Stop, Toronto!

by (author) Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper & Karolyn Smardz Frost

Black Boy, Black Boy

by (author) Ali Kamanda & Jorge Redmond
illustrated by Ken Daley

Reaching for Starlight

by (author) Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
foreword by Mike Payette

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers

by (author) Makambe K. Simamba

Talking About Freedom

Celebrating Emancipation Day in Canada

by (author) Natasha L. Henry-Dixon

Malaika’s Winter Carnival

by (author) Nadia L. Hohn
illustrated by Irene Luxbacher

Harvesting Freedom

The Life of a Migrant Worker in Canada

by (author) Gabriel Allahdua
with Edward Dunsworth

Thinking While Black

Translating the Politics and Popular Culture of a Rebel Generation

by (author) Daniel McNeil

Simone, Half and Half

by (author) Christine Rodriguez
foreword by Quincy Armorer

C is for Carnival

by (author) Yolanda T. Marshall
illustrated by Lavrova Daria

Fear of a Black Nation

Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal

by (author) David Austin

A House Unsettled

by (author) Trynne Delaney

Welcome to the Cypher

by (author) Khodi Dill
illustrated by Awuradwoa Afful

Viola Desmond

by (author) Becky Noelle

Mary Ann Shadd

by (author) Kelly Spence

My Soca Birthday Party: with Jollof Rice and Steel Pans

with Jollof Rice and Steel Pans

by (author) Yolanda T. Marshall
illustrated by Bosa Subi

Because You Are

by (author) Jael Richardson
illustrated by Nneka Myers