“Lillian’s Right to Vote” & More Black History Month Books for Kids

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In honor of Black History Month, we asked Rona Sue London of the Ivy Bookshop to recommend relevant children’s books for all ages.

Fiction for younger readers:

One Word from Sophia by Jim Averback and Yasmeen Ismail

My Pen by Christopher Myers

Float by Daniel Miyares

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter and Shane W. Evans

Nonfiction for younger readers:

Firebird by Misty Copeland

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth and Harlem’s Greatest BookStore by Vauda Micheaux Nelson

Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hammer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston


Fiction for ages 7-12:

Revolution, The Sixties Trilogy by Deborah Wiles

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia


Nonfiction for ages 7-12:

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin


Young Adult:

American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz


Young Adult/Adult:

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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