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The Five Best Books to Teach Black History Month



The Five Best Books to Teach Black History Month

Whether your class knows a lot about Black Heritage or not much at all, these titles will challenge and familiarize your students with Black History. They will encourage students to observe the past, know about current events, and look forward to what’s to come.



Kamala Harris is a courageous and smart woman. She is America’s first female vice president-elect and also the first Black person to hold the office. This reproducible 14-page Biography FunBook includes easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities, and a whole lot more. Harris uses her voice to speak up for what she believes in and for those who are unheard. Teach your young ones about this monumental moment in modern history!


The Civil Rights Movement was an important time in American history! I’m Reading about Civil Rights helps early readers learn interesting facts about Civil Rights with colorful illustrations, bold, vibrant art, kid-friendly text, and photographs to help introduce young learners to this influential time.


Black Biographies highlights using failures as the stepping stones to success, lives lived with pizzazz, and perseverance despite all the obstacles. This educational book explains how other people had to live their lives and how everything you learn and do becomes a part of you. These historical figures did great things despite a hard life, poverty, discrimination, and other obstacles! This fascinating 35-page reproducible book also includes quotes, a black history trail, noted black Americans, black servicemen, black lifesavers of the Outer Banks, and black heroes of September 11th.


Meet some of the brave men and women who fought for equal rights. Learn about their difficult struggles and celebrate their victories. Teach even the youngest learners how the Civil Rights movement changed America.


Brown was much more than a case about one little girl - it was about a whole nation of people who had grown tired of injustice. Integration did not take place overnight, but Brown v. Board of Education marked the milestone when the notion of equality moved away from just being an idea and took the first steps toward becoming reality.

Explore the Gallopade Black Heritage Collection for even more resources celebrating Black History.

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