Though we should acknowledge, learn, and appreciate accomplishments and history from African Americans all year 'round, Black History Month is a perfect time to read up on black history — and that goes for our kids, too. These popular children's books for Black History Month from Goodreads are a must for discussing the joy, the triumphs, and the stories of African Americans.
The Black History Month 2020 theme is "African Americans and the Vote" — certainly a timely topic right now. This list of children's books comprises authors who were crucial to the civil rights movement, books that tell true stories about trailblazing black women and men, and books by authors telling stories about their childhoods growing up in the '60s and '70s as a black person. Even President Barack Obama has a book on this list. These fantastically written and beautifully illustrated books are sure to educate and inspire kids, whether that inspiration comes in the form of wanting to go out and volunteer and stand up for civil rights, or wanting to become a trailblazer themselves one day.