Black History Month - 2023 - Kids NF

It's February and time to celebrate Black History Month.  This list contains nonfiction titles about prominent individuals through history and how they helped shape our world today and books about the history of the black community.  The books vary in reading and interest level, but they all contain amazing stories of the past which have created our present.

NOTE: This list was updated January 2023

Timelines from Black history : leaders, legends, legacies

by Mireille Harper

Little leaders : bold women in black history

by Vashti Harrison

The Greensboro lunch counter : what an artifact can tell us about the Civil Rights Movement

by Shawn Pryor

Race against time

by Sandra Neil Wallace

More than just a game : the Black origins of basketball

by Madison Moore

What is Black Lives Matter?

by Lakita Wilson

The teachers march! : how Selma's teachers changed history

by Sandra Neil Wallace

The Compton cowboys : and the fight to save their horse ranch

by Walter Thompson-Hernandez

Never caught, the story of Ona Judge

by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

March forward, girl

by Melba Beals

The undefeated

by Kwame Alexander

A child's introduction to African American history

by Jabari Asim

Young, gifted and black : meet 52 black heroes from past and present

by Jamia Wilson

Civil rights movement

by Nancy Ohlin

Black artists shaping the world

by Sharna Jackson

She was the first! : the trailblazing life of Shirley Chisholm

by Katheryn Russell-Brown


by Carole Boston Weatherford

Hidden Figures

by Shetterly, Margot Lee

Radiant Child

by Steptoe, Javaka

Streetcar to Justice

by Hearth, Amy Hill

Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

by Selina Alko

Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating

by Vina, Rose

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968

by Duncan, Alice Faye

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

by Hubbard, Rita L.

Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls

by Bolden, Tonya

A Place to Land

by Wittenstein, Barry

An American Story

by Kwame Alexander

Justice Rising

by Katheryn Russell-Brown

Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin

by Tracey Baptiste