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16 Children’s Books About the Underground Railroad

16 Children’s Books About the Underground Railroad

“There are no trains in this story!” This was my youngest son’s reaction when I brought home a stack of books about the Underground Railroad. My boys quickly learned, however, that while this railroad had no trains or tracks, it may have been the...
19 Children’s Books About Rosa Parks

19 Children’s Books About Rosa Parks

Most of us know that Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to move to the back of a public bus in segregated Alabama, starting the Montgomery Bus Boycott. But what else do we know about her? There is much to learn about that one action and the subsequent...
17 Chapter Books About Black Boys

17 Chapter Books About Black Boys

Writing this list taught me something important. We need more books about black boys. The books on this list are compelling stories of young men who are using their brains and hearts to overcome obstacles and challenge preconceived ideas about who they are. And they...
20 Books About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

20 Books About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every January, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We often want to reduce Dr. King to inspiring quotes we can repost on social media, but he was so much more than an inspired speaker. He was a leader and a force for change, and it’s...
17 Chapter Books About Black Girls

17 Chapter Books About Black Girls

Children’s books are slowly becoming more diverse, but there’s still a long way to go. Thirty-seven percent of the population of the United States are people of color, but only 13% of the children’s books published between 1994 and 2017 contain...
9 Chapter Books With Disabled Characters

9 Chapter Books With Disabled Characters

One body does not fit all. Each and every body is different, with different sizes, shapes, and abilities. You may also enjoy these Diverse Chapter Books! Just a few years ago, you would be hard-pressed to find a middle grade novel featuring a child with a disability...

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