Hi, Owlkids Family!
February marks Black History Month; a time to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of Black people from the past and present.
This is also a great time to diversify your family book shelf and seek out new books at the library. There are so many amazing titles out there that tell stories from under-represented perspectives, share histories of struggle and hope, and offer ways we can all appreciate ourselves and others; our differences, our similarities. Check out some of the books below!
We hope that your family will enjoy adding more and more books like these to your reading list throughout the year. And if you have book suggestions of your own, we’d love to hear about them in the comments section below.
Happy reading, everyone!
Click on the book titles for more detailed information and to see sample pages.
Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin (Penguin Random House, ages 4-6)
A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverly Found Her Voice by Nadia L. Hohn (Owlkids Books, ages 4-8)
I am Enough by Grace Byers (Harper Collins, ages 4-8)
Oscar Lives Next Door by Bonnie Farmer (Owlkids Books, ages 4-8)
Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged by Nyasha Warner (Groundwood Books, ages 5-9)
Intersection Allies: We Make Room For All by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, Carolyn Choi (Dottir Press, ages 6-12)
The Kids Book of Black Canadian History by Rosemary Sadlier (Kids Can Press, ages 8-12)
Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendships by Irene Latham (Carolrhoda Books, ages 8-12)
The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis (Random House, ages 8-12)
What Lane by Torrey Maldonado (Penguin Random House, ages 10-15)