February is Black History Month and a great time to learn about and recognize the contributions and history of African Americans. Here are just some of the great books you can read that are about Black History or are written by African American authors.
I just finished reading Christopher Paul Curtis' new book, The Mighty Miss Malone and it is great. Deza Malone is a fourth grade whiz and she tells the story of a most important time in her life.
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers (This is a series!)
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine
Sometimes I think history can seem a bit boring or dull, but these books are winners! Try one and let me know what you think.
Check out Reading Rockets' website for Black History Month and watch Reading Rockets' interviews with celebrated African American children's book authors and illustrators. If your favorite author is here, you can see what they look like! You will also find lots to see and do to celebrate this month.