Black History Month Read Alouds

  • by Kelly Harmon & Randi Anderson
  • Feb. 4, 2020, 2:51 p.m.

February is Black History month. During this month, we celebrate the achievements of African American men and women. Here are some read aloud texts for your students!

Little Leaders Bold Women in History

By Vashti Harrison

A wonderful collection of short biographies (literary nonfiction) of outstanding women throughout history. The book offers bios on lawyers, athletes, chemists, authors, activists, and many more. I love the variety of occupations and passions of the women in the book. Also be sure to check out Little Leaders Exceptional Men in Black History.

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers

By Christina Ferris King

The older sister of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writes this inspirational story of the King family's life and the achievements of her younger brother, MLK Jr. Listen to the book read aloud here. Get it on Amazon

Hidden Figures Young Readers Edition

By Margot Lee Shetterly

This book is great for young readers to enjoy the story of the story of the amazing female mathematicians known as the "human computers" who worked to send rockets into space. The book is now a major motion picture featuring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monea, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Get it on Amazon

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