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5 Black History Books to Read With Your Child

“Without struggle, there is no progress.”
– Frederick Douglass

It can be challenging to talk with children about the struggle for freedom. These Black History children’s books illustrate how freedom is won through struggle and action.

These Hands by Margaret H Mason:these hands

A grandfather recounts how Black workers at Wonder Bread had to organize and fight for equal rights on the job.





Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine:henrys freedom box

After losing everything he loves, Henry takes a bold and daring action to escape from slavery. Aided by an abolitionist, he climbs into a box and mails himself to Pennsylvania.





Follow the Drinking Gourd by follow the drinking gourd
Jeanette Winter:

A family escapes from slavery by following directions in the lyrics of a song.





Child of the Civil Rights Movement child of the civil rights movement
by Paula Young Shelton & Raul Colón:

Organizing the historic march from Selma to Montgomery from a child’s perspective.






Nelson Mandela: Long Walk Long Walk to Freedom
to Freedom
 by Chris van Wyk:

The life story of South African anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in a children’s book.




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