celebrating black artists through literature and art

Celebrating Black Artists Through Literature & Art

I have A LOT of books. They are what inspire me to create art lessons kids will love and feel connected to.
I have a bunch in my office and pulled some of my favorites for you 

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These are books that my students have loved over the years and I know will help educate and inspire your young artists, too —

These are stories and illustrations that’ll really encourage empathy, confidence and kindness in the art room.

favorite black lives matter book list for children

We’re All Works of Art, Mark Sperring

A Splash of Color, Jen Bryant

Draw What You See, Kathleen Benson & Benny Andrews

Last Stop of Market Street, Matt de la Peña & Christian Robinson

Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe

Art From Her Heart, Clementine Hunter

My Hands Sing the Blues, Jeanne Walker Harvey & Elizabeth Zunon

The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Rachel Isadora

It Jes’ Happened, Don Tate & R Gregory Christie

Beautiful Blackbird, Ashley Bryan


Other helpful resources…

Beautiful Blackbird Art Project

Horace Pippin Imagination Drawings

a splash or red the life and art of horace pippin

Alma Thomas Painting a Rainbow

Black Artist Alma Thomas art project | painting a rainbow

Romare Bearden Collage

celebrating black artists through literature and art with Romare Bearden

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