Black History Month celebrates the outstanding achievements and sacrifices made by people like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and the civilians to end racial segregation. Their efforts not only changed life for their generation but many generations to come. These books do a beautiful job of telling important messages in a simple and easy to understand format, also accompanied by fantastic illustrations.
Another fun way to learn about Black History Month is with music. See our partner site’s collection of Black History Month songs at SongsForTeaching.com.
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr., Johnny Ray Moore, $3.90
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Doreen Rappaport, $6.83
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. (Scholastic Bookshelf), Jean Marzollo, $5.17
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography), David A. Adler, $7.91
If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks, Faith Ringgold, $7.48
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks (Picture Book Biography), David A. Adler, $7.56
The Story of Rosa Parks, Patricia A. Pingry, $6.99
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins, Carole Boston Weatherford, $5.99
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book), Carole Boston Weatherford, $12.96
The Story Of Ruby Bridges (Scholastic Bookshelf), Robert Coles, $2.48
The Other Side, Jacqueline Woodson, $14.39
A Sweet Smell of Roses, Angela Johnson, $7.67
Freedom Summer, Deborah Wiles, $7.19
Goin' Someplace Special, Patricia C. McKissack, $7.99