14 Must-Read Picture Books in Honor of Black History Month

We don’t need a reason to expand our kids’ bookshelves and fill them with titles that honor, remember and celebrate the history of African-American people and events, but Black History Month—which takes place in February every year—is yet another occasion to do so. (Better yet, it’s a critical opportunity to talk to young kids about race.) Here, a selection of our favorite new (and new-ish) picture books on the subject.

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1. the Abcs Of Black History By Rio Cortez