April 24, 2017

Subscribe to SLJ

Celebrate Black History Month with Afro-Latinx Kid Lit

1702-Libro-TN

SLJ reviews manager Shelley Diaz highlights children’s and YA books with Afro-Latinx roots.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

School Library Journal’s Black History Month Pinterest Board

katherine johnson

A wide-ranging selection of Black History Month teaching resources, curated by high school librarian and Library Journal Mover & Shaker K.C. Boyd.

Celebrating Black History: Real People and Real Lives

answering the cry

Dig into the past and explore the historical events, personal perspectives, and challenges and achievements that have contributed to the black experience in the United States with these recently published titles.

On the Screen | Black History Month

dvd-ballerinas-tale-tn

From the world of sports, music, dance, and politics, these portraits of tenacious trailblazers will give a boost to curricula and offer a varied range of subject matter year round.

Middle School Monday – Remembering Black History Month

Regardless of the percentage of patrons you serve who happen to be of African American descent, it’s important to remember and celebrate Black History month. Unfortunately, the library might be the only place some of your middle school patrons encounter it. Fortunately, there are a number of excellent, engaging books which detail various aspects of […]

Black History Month Ideas From NCTE

NCTE_AfAmer_readin

Get resources and fresh ideas for holding a read-in anytime during the month of February to mark Black History Month.

The Brown Bookshelf Seeks Nominations for Black History Month Honors

28dayslog

Nominations are now being accepted by The Brown Bookshelf for their ninth annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month showcase honoring emerging and established children’s book creators’ literary contributions.

African-American Experience Children’s Literary Reference Guide (2010-2015)

African-American Experience Children’s Literary Reference Guide (2010-2015)

We’re in the thick of the month of February now and recently I ran into an interesting problem.  It being Black History Month and all I was looking to create a list of Black Experience children’s books for my librarians to pull from for displays and purchasing and such.  So I trolled about online looking […]

Sound and Fury | Graphic Nonfiction for Teens

strangefruit

Visually enticing, featuring dramatic colors or memorable images, graphic nonfiction is a surefire hit in high school collections. And what better way to transform students’ conception of history from a compilation of long-ago events and obscure names into real people, with relatable stories?

Shane W. Evans | An Artist (and Author) to Study

unerground

Shane W. Evans has been able to present powerful episodes in our nation’s history through simple language and bold, dramatic illustrations. He has also collaborated with a number of authors in illustrating biographies and other books on our history.

Civil Rights Protester and Memoirist Talks to SLJ

Lynda Blackmon Lowery2014Robin Cooper

SLJ caught up with Lynda Blackmon Lowery, whose recent book Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March details her experiences participating in the civil rights movement as a teenager.

At Holiday House, Rabbits, Beasts, Twins, and Triplets | Spring 2015 Preview

Roxie Munro

At the Holiday House Spring 2015 Preview, picture books abound about best friend bunnies who become intense rivals, a book-writing chicken who attends a book festival, and a young African American girl in the 1950s South who learns she can’t try on her shoes before buying them.

The Big Screen’s ‘Dear White People’ and a Roundup of Not-to-Miss YA Novels

Black Boy White School

Dear White People, written and directed by Justin Simien, takes a satirical look at race relations in America. Be prepared for the October 17 premiere with a selection of books for teens that deal with intolerance, civil rights, and racism.

Doers and Dreamers | Celebrating Black History

handinhand

In observation of Black History Month, Curriculum Connections takes a look at a variety of titles that highlight the achievement of African Americans. From abolitionists to artists, there’s something for every collection.

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: K-8 Books on African Americans Who Inspire

book cover of African American slaves

Since 1976, every U.S. president has designated February as Black History Month. From slavery to civil rights, and science to music, the following books for young readers honor the accomplishments of African Americans.