Since I will not be able to share all of my favorites for Black History Month, I thought I would share with you a few that I enjoy with kids throughout year. Please feel free to add to this list.
We are the Ship by Kadir Nelson (I love,love,love his illustrations)
Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
Salt in his Shoes by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M Jordan
Never Forgotten by Patricia McKissick
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
Bad News for Outlaws by Varunda Nelson
Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life by Jerdine Nolen
When the Beat was Born: Dj Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop byLaban Carrick Hill
H.O.R.S.E. a game of basketball and imagination by Christopher Myers
Go Long by Ronde and Tiki Barber
President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston
Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes
These are just a few of the books I picked up for the weekend. Add to my pile and share. I also found a great site that offers tons of titles for Black Histoy Month so bookmark this page also.
The Brown Bookshelf
This is an awesome site dedicated to the woks of African American artist both new and old. Enjoy!