Read-Alouds are an integral part of our homeschool. There's something about snuggling up on the couch and reading together that makes our homeschool, well, work. For Black History month, we read books about inspiring African-Americans. These are some of our favorite Black History Month Read Aloud books.
Join us in reading or listening and don't forget your free printable book list you can take to the library.
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Black History Month Read Aloud Book List
Brown Girl Dreaming
Elijah of Buxton
This is a historical novel about young Elijah who is born free but tells the stories of slaves who escaped to freedom. Prepare to get a little teary-eyed... well, at least I did.
Elijah of Buxton is heartwrenching and wonderful.
We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
by Kadir Nelson
Bud, Not Buddy
This book is funny and has a fabulous vocabulary. A fantastic read-aloud (and even better on Audible).
We loved this book so much that I created an online book club to go along with it. You can check out a sneak peek at the bottom of this article.
One Crazy Summer
This is the story of three young sisters who travel across the country to spend the summer with their mother and experience a very different summer vacation plan than what they had expected. This was a favorite with my middle school daughter.
Read One Crazy Summer with your crazy daughter!
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
I know. Another book by Christopher Paul Curtis. His books are great. They have humor and tell stories about serious subjects. They draw you in and keep you reading.
The Watsons Go To Birmingham will NOT disappoint.
Take a look at the 1776 American Revolution through the eyes of a child slave.
Chains tells the story of young Isabel who is sold to a family in the midst of the revolution. Follow her journey and meet some of the famous historical figures of the American Revolution
Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring: A Spy on History Book
Did you know that there was a woman who posed as a slave to get confidential information during the Civil War?
Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring tells the story of this amazing spy with an interactive story!
Up from Slavery
Up From Slavery is the autobiography of the renowned teacher and founder of the Tuskgee Institute. Booker T. Washington tells his story of life as a slave to the advisor to presidents.
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans
by Kadir Nelson
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
William Kamkwamba tells his story of how he educated himself and saved his community by building a windmill that harnessed the power of the wind and created electricity.
Read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and learn the power of reading.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition
Inspire your kids to read by enrolling in our online family book clubs. Learn about the lives of African Americans during the Depression in Bud, Not Buddy.
Get a Sneak Peek below!
Adding adventure to education in a Bud, Not Buddy book club.
Check out our favorite picture books for Black History Month!
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…