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 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.

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 for Black History Month..

Beautiful Blackbird Art Project Video

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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  • Alisa Meier

    What a beautiful book and a positive lesson!

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