Black History Month Reading List
Even though we are half way through the month, we have been reading several books that include black characters, stories and history lessons.
“It’s so important to have representation for people of color!”
Several books are from our own personal stash, however, this year I decided to check out a few from our local library. Reading to the kids at night is our special routine, we are 99% committed and consistent. That rare 1% happens when we are traveling or get home extremely late, and late as in getting home at 9:30 -10 pm.
When I had my babyshower for Elle we asked our family and friends to bring books in luie of cards, this was the start of our children’s library. I truly believe that reading to Elle wach night has accounted for her love of reading.
The boys are so excited when it’s story time as well. They often take trips to the local library with their Nana for reading groups and it’s a great way to meet new friends.
This month I really wanted to be intentional with our story times and make sure that 90% of our books were about stories with black characters. Reading some of these new stories is like a breath of fresh air. I’m so proud when the kids are asking questions and trying to figure out WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE & WHY of these history lessons.
Introducing your child to their history is so important. For me its hard having to explain rasism, segregation and oppression to the younger kids, but I would rather them learn from home first and I try to simplify it on their level. So without further ado here’s our list. Some books are for fun, some are lessons and some are just to bring awareness of characters of color.
I hope that you found a new book to read to your litttle ones this month, and if you did please tag me when you post the photo. Be sure to share this post with family and friends. Until next time…..