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Great Reads to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids and Teens

by the Brightly Editors

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From illustrated biographies to seldom-seen profiles to stunning prose, there are many wonderful and varied new reads to help young readers celebrate Black History Month. Filled with important histories, timely narratives, and rich traditions, these books help bring history to life and into the now. These stories are great to share with kids and teens not only this month, but throughout the year.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2017 and updated in 2021.