February is Black History Month. It’s a time to honor the accomplishments of black Americans and the and contributions they have made to our country.
Below are some wonderful nonfiction picture books to read and share.
Freedom in Congo Square written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Freedom Over Me written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Ekua Holmes
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Martin and Mahalia: His Words Her Song written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills written by Renee Watson and illustrated by Christian Robinson
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurrican Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans written by Phil Bildner and illustrated by John Parra
My Name Is James Madison Hemings written and illustrated by Jonah Winter
America has a rich history of accomplishments made by African Americans and by many others who are a part of our diverse population. That’s what makes this country so great!