It's that time of the year again, our collective favorite month. This month we celebrate the unique and diverse history of African-Americans. We celebrate our accomplishments, our perseverance, and most importantly our contributions to America and beyond.
Here at My Well Read Child, this Black History Month we will highlight 5 Children's books you can read with your child to celebrate Black History Month.
Black History starts in Africa, travel back into time a learn all about Idia with this endearing story that your child will love.
Here is an excerpt from book reviewer and blogger Rebekah Geinapp.
"Queen Idia was the mother of Esigie, who reigned as Benin’s Oba (king) from 1504 to 1550. She was known not only as a patron of the arts, but for cleverly disguising herself as a man so that she could march next to her son in battle.
In this beautifully illustrated picture book, Aire imagines Idia’s childhood. One night she has a detailed dream where a woman fought in battle, and later healed her fellow warriors. Idia is puzzled by the dream, especially since the kingdom is at peace.
Still, she questions her father about being a warrior, and her mother about healing. They both agree to teach her what they know, as long as she continues to practice her dancing and complete all her chores.
It’s only many years later when she’s an adult that Idia understands her dream. The woman she saw battling enemies and healing the other warriors was her."
Check out author Rekia Beverly reading her book below. 👇🏾
Not only will your child learn about the Marvelous Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr., your child will be able to engage in learning with this awesome activity book.
Have you ever thought about how the world would be without the contributions of African-Americans, this children's books explores just that....and drive homes the fact that we have a rightful place in this world.
Last must certainly not least, meet Esquire a young freedom fighter this story is a must read and a must have on your child's book shelf. Inspire the young freedom fighter in your young reader with this book.
Happy Black History Month and happy reading. 📚🤎