“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:
A grandfather recounts how Black workers at Wonder Bread had to organize and fight for equal rights on the job.
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
A family escapes from slavery by following directions in the lyrics of a song.
Organizing the historic march from Selma to Montgomery from a child’s perspective.
The life story of South African anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in a children’s book.
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