20 Must-Read Children's Books for Black History Month 2022!

There are a few things that have always been in short supply for me. I'm not talking about money or resources, but rather stories that feature protagonists who share my brown skin, black hair, and frizzy texture. This is why we created a book box subscription with books, gifts and toys that reflect the world we live in. It's the kind of box we wish we had when we were kids. We believe everyone deserves to be able to see themselves in a book, and we know that the children in your life will love reading these books. If you haven’t already please have a look in our online shop and try out one or more of the products or subscribe to our monthly book boxes which you can cancel at any moment.

We're always looking for books to read and recommend. The mix of what we read is a microcosm of the world's diversity. It’s time to share stories of kids from different cultural backgrounds, who are breaking the mold and going from princes to firefighters (and everything in between). I want to see more books like 'Dream Big, Little One and 'Change Sings' and so we hope you will enjoy the list we made of our 20 must-read children’s books throughout the year and especially during Black History Month (at the moment in the UK & The US). Which books do you recommend to read during (and throughout the year) Black History Month?

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o and Vashti Harrison



Little People Big Dreams: Muhammad Ali by María Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Brosmind


Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison



New Kid by Jerry Craft



Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison


The ABC's of Black History by Rio Cortez and Lauren Semmer


My very favourite book in the whole wide world by Malcolm Mitchell and Michael Robertson


Listen, Laya by Yassmin Abdel-Magied


Change Sings by Amanda Gorman and Loren Long


Parker Looks up by Parker Curry, Jessica Curry, Brittany Jackson


Little People Big Dreams. Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser and Marta Antelo



Stories for boys who dare to be different by Ben Brooks and Quinton Winter


Little People, Big Dreams, Josephine Baker by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Agathe Sorlet


I Am Enough by Grace Byers


Little People, Big Dreams, Stevie Wonder by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Melissa Lee Johnson



The Oldest Student: "How Mary Walker Learned to Read" by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and Oge More



J is for Jazz by Ann Ingalls and Maria Corte Maidagan


Hidden Figures. The True Story of four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Shetterly and Laura Freeman



Little People, Big Dreams, Martin Luther King by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Mai Ly Degnan







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