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February is Black History Month!

Posted by Tony Grima on 1/28/2022

Join National Braille Press as we celebrate Black history and creativity with print/braille books that were created by Black authors and artists, and/or feature Black characters.

We know you’ll enjoy all of these books. We encourage you to add them to your collection, to help teach and celebrate Black cultural contributions every day of the year - not just in February!

Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank, by Nancy Churnin and Yevgenia Nayberg.

Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, by Meg Medina and Sonia Sanchez.

Lola at the Library, by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw.

The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael Lopez.  (Also available in Spanish: El dia en que descubres quien eres.)

How to Read a Book, by Kwame Alexander and Melissa Sweet.

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney.

Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch.

 

Cover images of The Day You Begin, Sit In and Martin and Anne. Sit In is part of a print/braille collating table set up, with pages reading to put together.

Since the founding of  "Negro History Month" in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson (renamed Black History Month in 1976), the month of February offers a special opportunity each year to celebrate the contributions of African Americans in all walks of life.  Now is a great time to learn more about the life and work of Carter G. Woodson.

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Topics: Black History Month, students