Resources for Parents

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Black History Children’s Books

Happen in Our Skin by Fran Mushkin; Illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Chocolate Milk, Por Favor! Celebrating Diversity with Empathy by Maria Dismondy; Illustrated by Donna Farrel

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford (Coretta Scott King Honor Winner); Illustrated by Eric Velasquez (Pure Belpre Award Winner)

Son, You are a King by Tena V. Baker; Illustrated by Jasmine Hatcher

Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color by Monique Fields; Illustrated by Yesenia Moises

Ish by Peter Reynolds

I AM Human: A book of Empathy by Susan Verde; Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Something Happened in Our Town: Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celeno, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazard; Illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin

I am NOT a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer; Illustrated by Gillian Newland

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book) by Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison


Developmental Milestones by Age That Support Character Development