Celebrating Black History Month
Know the Past, Shape the Future
All year long, we recognize the struggles, triumphs and central place in American history of our Black community. Black History Month is an annual month-long celebration and we encourage our staff, students and families to take part in discussions and events that are taking place throughout February. Check out blackhistorymonth.gov to participate in online book talks, panel discussions and other enlightening opportunities. This site has a list of children's books to read for Black History Month. They also have prompts with each book for parents and families to discuss the book, including the parts of history that can be difficult to discuss with children. 13 Exceptional Kid Lit Books to Read for Black History Month | Anti-Defamation League (adl.org)
ADL Book of the Month:
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson (Ages 6-9)
This book and poem is a love letter to Black life in the U.S. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. Its insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Get the discussion guides.