Read All About It: The 8 Best Children's Books for Black History Month

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Amazing Grace
Grace loves to act out stories. This cute story is about a girl named Grace who desperately wants to play Peter Pan in her school play, but is told she can't because of... more 
Photo by: Amazon
Amazing Grace
Grace loves to act out stories. This cute story is about a girl named Grace who desperately wants to play Peter Pan in her school play, but is told she can't because of her race and gender. It's a great simple story of rising above prejudice.
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Wed, Feb 20, 2013 2:22 PM EST
Did you know that February is Black History Month? It's a great opportunity for parents to talk to their children about race, civil rights, and the history of African Americans. The following are some books that provide historical context to the history of black people in our country, as well as highlighting many of our nation's black heroes. I've listed them in order of maturity, starting with simple picture books for young children going up to chapter books for teens. -- By Kristen Howerton



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