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100+ Black History Books For Kids

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano & Erin Feher

Black History Month is here! To celebrate the richness of Black History with your children, we’ve rounded up over 100 titles that tell the real-life stories of Black boundary-breakers—from well-known icons like Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, Ruby Bridges, and Beyoncé to lesser-known characters who have used their unique talents to shape our world. With more amazing Black History books for kids popping up every day (hallelujah!), we’ll be sure to add to this list throughout the months ahead—as reading books like these should most definitely be a regular, year-round occurrence. Once you settle on a title (or 10!) that sparks your interest, we suggest researching Black-owned bookshops in your area or further afield to place your order.

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