Children as Peacemakers: Black History Month

For Black History month, here is a list of read alouds celebrating black history and heritage!

Join our event "Children as Peacemakers: Black History Month - On Earth Peace" on Saturday, Feb 19th @12:00pm EDT using the following link: Children as Peacemakers: Equipping Resilient Leaders | An open discussion about children and racial justice - On Earth Peace

 

Join our event "Children as Peacemakers: Black History Month - On Earth Peace" on Saturday, Feb 19th @12:00pm EDT using the following link: Children as Peacemakers: Equipping Resilient Leaders | An open discussion about children and racial justice - On Earth Peace

On Earth Peace has created a virtual library of read alouds on different social justice issues.

For Black History month, here is a list of read alouds celebrating black history and heritage!

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History | By Vashti Harrison

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History features the stories of forty trailblazing women in American history, including Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges. 

  • Can you think of a time that you were courageous?
  • What was it and what did you do?

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 | By Helaine Becker

Katherine Johnson loves math and is brilliant in schools but has to overcome many obstacles because she is a girl with black skin.  Ultimately, Katherine joins NASA and is the mathematician that saves the Apollo 13 mission. 

Sulwe | By Lupita Nyong'o

Sulwe is a young girl who wishes her skin was lighter. After a journey through the night sky, Sulwe begins to look at herself differently.

  • What did you learn from this story?

Ira's Shakespeare Dream | By Glenda Armand

This book is about Ira Aldridge, an African American actor who overcame racism to become one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of the 1800s.

  • Have you had anything in your life that has captured your imagination?

Catching the Moon | By Crystal Hubbard

This books is based on the childhood of Marcenia Lyle Alberga, the first African American woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team.

  • What sports do you like to play?

Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color | By Monique Fields

A biracial girl named Simone embarks on a journey to find her own color.

  • What is your color word?

Shirley Chisholm is a Verb | By Veronica Chambers

This book tells the story of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress.

  •  What verbs will you choose?

The Youngest Marcher | By Cynthia Levinson

This book is about the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young girl who was involved in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign.

  • How did segregation laws impact Audrey’s life?

A is for Activist | By Innosanto Nagara

A is for Activist is an ABC board book that covers topics about activism, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, etc.

  • Can you think of a word that describes you for each letter of the alphabet?

Let’s Talk About Race | By Julius Lester

Julius Lester's story introduces children to the topic of race.

  • What are some things that are important to your story?

Antiracist Baby | By Ibram X. Kendi

Antiracist Baby is a board book that introduces young children to the concepts of antiracism.

  • How have you been battling racism in your friendships and classes?
  • How can you do better to make places more safe and comfortable for your friends of different races

Love Will See You Through | By Angela Farris Watkins

Angela Farris Watkins, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, reveals her uncle's six guiding principles of nonviolence.

  • Which one of King’s principles is your favorite?

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano PhD , Marietta Collins PhD , Ann Hazzard PhD

Two families, one Black and one White, discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their town to their children.

  • What is something you can do to start a better pattern?

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  • Hadil Alhayek, Children's Formation Organizer
    published this page in Blog 2022-02-14 10:18:10 -0500