A few years ago I was asked by a local TV station to suggest some books for children in honor of Black History Month. Being a Black librarian I relished the opportunity, but I did point out that my offerings would avoid the typical fare of Black children’s books: boycotts, buses and basketball. We’ve picked […]
In education we often talk about how it is important for children to see people that look like them as the main characters in book. It is equally important to read about people who do not look like them, to help them understand, have compassion, and respect people who do not look like them in the real world. This is a great list, so I wanted to share, I hope you enjoy these 28 books.