Black History Month takes place every year during the month of February, and is a celebration of the accomplishments and lives of African Americans throughout history.
Each year, Black History Month has a theme that focuses on a specific part of African American history. In 2019, the theme is “Black Migrations.” The Association for the Study of African American Life and History says the theme will focus on “the movement of African Americans to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities.”
Celebrate Black History Month with the Santa Clarita Public Library by reading through some of the best children’s books about the black experience:
This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson
Hidden Figures: the untold true story of four African–American women who helped launch our nation into space by Margot Lee Shetterly
Martin Luther King Jr.: a peaceful leader by Sarah Albee
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
A Sky Full of Stars by Linda Williams Jackson
Linda Brown, you are not alone : the Brown v. Board of Education decision : a collection edited by Joyce Carol Thomas
Who are Venus and Serena Williams? by James Buckley Jr.
Let the Children March by Linda Clark-Robinson
Schomburg: The Man Who Build a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford