I have A LOT of books. They are what inspire me to create art lessons that kids will love and feel connected to.
I have a bunch in my office and pulled some of my titles that will make great additions to your book reading list for Black History Month.
If you have a favorite title, I’d love for you to share it with us in the comments below…
These are books that my students have loved over the years and I know will help educate and inspire your young artists, too —
These stories and illustrations will really encourage empathy, confidence and kindness in the art room while celebrating the art of black artists, illustrators, authors and story-telling.
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 for Black History Month..
Beautiful Blackbird Art Project Video
Horace Pippin Imagination Drawings
Alma Thomas Painting a Rainbow
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What a beautiful book and a positive lesson!