12 Children’s Books About Black History

February 1, 2022
Preschool kids play with building bricks in while sitting on floor in daycare

Today marks the beginning of Black History Month. This month is dedicated to learning about and reflecting on Black history, and celebrating Black leaders, creators, inventors, athletes, entertainers, and activists who shaped the world we know today. Books are one of the best ways to remember Black history. Below is a small list of children’s books about Black history.

Some of these books have lots of words and it’s hard for children between 0 to 6 years to engage with long stories. We have lots of tips to help making reading fun for your child here.

Most of these books can be found on YouTube or at your local library. You can also purchase many of them at Knowledge Bookstore in Brampton.

Trailblazers: The Black Pioneers Who Shaped Canada by Tiyahna Ridley Padmore

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison

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Young, Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson

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Baby Young, Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson

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Dream Big Little One by Vashti Harrison

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Follow Your Dreams Little One by Vashti Harrison

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The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez

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Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

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We March by Shane W. Evans

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Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom by Shane W. Evans

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All Because You Matter by Tami Charles

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