Black History & Current Events Resources for Children

As an adult, I often think about the things I didn’t know until I was well out of college. Things about the history of my people, things that should be taught in schools all over the world.
I continue to research and teach about our great heritage and what’s going on in the world.
Below are a few resources to get you started.

  1. Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  2. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  3. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  4. Women & The Civil Rights Movement: Standing Up For Change
  5. This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt
  6. Child of the Civils Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton
  7. Leontyne Price Voice of a Century by Carole Boston Weatherford
  8. Portraits of African American Heroes by Tonya Bolden
  9. Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You by Marley Dias
  10. Malcolm X By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers
  11. The Greatest Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers
  12. Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
  13. News Resources in Kid Friendly Language:,
  14. Articles: How to Teach Kids (and yourself) About Black History, Common Sense Media Resources About Race and Racism

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