While an African-American historian named Carter G. Woodson founded a week that celebrated the accomplishments of African Americans back in 1926, did you know that the Canadian government officially recognized February as Black History Month in 1995?
There are a lot of articles listing amazing stories that highlight historical and current African Americans but there are equally amazing achievements and trials overcome by black Canadians that we should be sharing with our children. Below is a list of children books, compiled by our Winnipeg Macaroni Kid publisher, of Canadian authors that celebrate history and culture from a black Canadian perspective. Click the image to reserve a copy to your closest FVRL location, or keep a look out at your local bookstore.
For additional information and resources check out:
- 60 Picture Books Starring Black Mighty Girls
- 30 Picture Books Featuring Black Male Protagonists
- 20 Black Parents to Follow on Instagram Who Instil a Love of Reading in their Children
- BC Black History Awareness Society