For the next two weeks, our class will be learning about 10 very influential African Americans. These artists, trailblazers, and inventors are just a few of the many that deserve to be celebrated, but I felt this bunch was a good start for my students. Below you will find the books and art activities we will be diving into during our story time, art, and writing portions of the day. Please note: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any extra, but if you purchase from my link I get a small commission. This allows me to try out the items and books I recommend to you, while providing you with free content and resources like this one. Thank you for clicking my links!
What A Wonderful World – The sweetest picture book to go along with Louis Armstrong’s popular song. Love the illustrations!
Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her– A fun story about Billie and her dog, Mister. Your students will love the story!
Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament – The perfect way to teach students about George Crum. I celebrate him daily, as I am a potato chip FANATIC!
A Picture Book of George Washington Carver – Simple text about the man that invented peanut butter, among many other things!
Garrett Morgan – Another one with simple text and engaging illustrations about the man who brought us the red light.
I am Jackie Robinson – These are the cutest little biography books!
Mae Among the Stars – A book about Mae Jemison’s childhood dream of going to space. So excited about this one!
I am Harriet Tubman – Another one from the “Ordinary People Change the World” Series. Love them!
Rosa – Beautiful illustrations and text to tell this important moment in our history.
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – There are SO many good books on MLK, but this one is my favorite.
All art activities can be found in my Black History Month Easy Art Pack!