Black women’s history is women’s history. And to teach our kids about women’s history, we need to celebrate the accomplishments of Black women history makers beyond just this month. We encourage you to start today by taking a moment to educate your children on the accomplishments and history made by powerful, Black women across the globe and to continue to teach your children about these important role models all year long.
Here are a few books you can start with:
Shaking Things Up - Fourteen phenomenal women who've changed the world as we know it today and whose stories are an inspiration to us all are featured in this breathtaking picture book (including Ruby Bridges and Molly Williams).
Mae Among the Stars - This gorgeous picture book introduces the world to Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel into space and see the stars she'd been reaching for her whole life.
Little Leaders - highlights 40 black women from different backgrounds who have given our society great gifts and left their mark. Paired with breathtaking illustrations, Harrison highlights notables such as Maya Angelou, Bessie Coleman, Shirley Chisholm, and more.
Sisters and Champions - The True Story of Venus and Serena - This inspirational true story, details the sisters' journey from a barely-there tennis court in Compton, CA, to Olympic gold medals and becoming the #1 ranked women in the sport of tennis.
The Story of Ruby Bridges - In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope continues to resonate and inspire us all.