We’ve shared throughout the month that we at Families as Allies are committed to approaching the lessons of Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect and grow all year long rather than as a static annual observation.
Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to do that. One practical way we’ve focused on this is by reading books, including with our children. Reading books together opens up meaningful conversations and can help us when we’re unsure how to broach subjects we’re not used to discussing with our children. Reading books together also helps us learn how our children think and gives us something to reflect upon and talk about long past when we finish the book.
Publishers Weekly shared Children’s Books for Black History Month 2023, a great list of books to read with children of all ages. We encourage you to check out the list and find a book that might be meaningful to you and your family to read together. Don’t have a child to read with? There are some great titles on the list for adult reading, too.