Black History Month in the Library
The world celebrates Black History Month in February and the library has a great collection of books to support teachers on this topic.
A few notable ones…
The story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. A wonderful book to share with grades 2 and up. These two men connected through their shared experience of discrimination. A powerful story about equality that even younger readers can handle.
This book is part of the brilliant Who Was series which covers important biographies for beginning readers. I could see this book being used as a read-aloud this month.
This book explains what the Underground Railroad was and what life was like traveling on it. A book that could lead to an activity of students writing short fiction pieces where they imagine the experience.
A graphic novel biography about Mandela for middle schoolers. Action packed, informative, and highly recommended!