A few of my favorites (just a small few)…


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!



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