Black History Month
Let’s be real. Learning about Black History in an authentic way is an imperfect process. That has to be okay when venturing out to educate yourself or your children on a complex topic like this. Currently with a 3 and 1 year old the best method for expanding their awareness is books. I have linked a few resources below that I explore for the kids. For Holidays and important dates I like to get books that focus on the topic, so this month I’ll invest further in black authors, diverse background and stories that might bring a unique prospective. By introducing them to new and different people and scenarios I hope to set a foundation that will all us to do deep dives into an accurate portrayal of history. Please check out the resources I’ve provided below. If you have new or better ones please send so I can update my list.
The Conscious Kid - Parenting and Education Resources through a Critical Race Lens. Become a Patron Member HERE. Follow their Instagram HERE.
20 Important Lessons to Teach Our Kids About Black History Month - Read HERE.
Black History Month Activities & Resources - Read HERE.
Black Voices Book Set - Meet three inspirational icons: Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks in the Little People, Big Dreams Black Voices three-book boxed set! These uplifting and informative little biographies follow the lives of these passionate trailblazers who stood against injustice and fought for a brighter future. Purchase HERE.
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History - Featuring 40 black women in American history, this beautifully illustrated book educates and empowers readers, as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations. Purchase HERE.
Weekly IG Saves
Aditi Mayer @aditimayer
Brittany Packnett Cunningham @mspackyetti
Oprah’s Book Club @oprahsbookclub
Courtney Ahn Design @courtneyahndesign
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