In honor of Black History Month, every week the Reinberger Children’s Library Center will share some of our favorite books that celebrate Black history and culture. We will also be sharing interviews each Friday from Reading Rockets with influential Black authors and illustrators. Today we will begin with a selection of fiction and non-fiction books that focus on important individuals and moments in Black history. Don’t forget to check out the Brown Bookshelf’s 28 Days Later where they honor an outstanding Black children’s book creator each day of the month at http://thebrownbookshelf.com/28-days-later/.
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson
Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story by Ruby Bridges
Fire from the Rock by Sharon M. Draper
Freedom School, Yes! By Amy Littlesugar and Floyd Cooper