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Picture Books for Black History Month

Representation is important! Celebrate Black History Month with these picture books representing diverse characters, some real, some imagined, written by voices of the Black community.

Evans brings his talents to this illustrated account of the 1963 March on Washington and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speech.

Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

A vibrant portrait of Detroit’s own Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, that pays her the respect she deserves.

Alan looks forward to the annual family reunion at the farm where Daddy grew up, but everyone is supposed to share something special and Alan worries about arriving with empty hands.

Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.

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