Hey Teachers, with everything going on around us it is hard to ignore what is being said. I don’t have a lot to say but what I can say is that I am here for you and I support you. I want teachers to come together and use our voice for the greater good.
We all know that our job is to educate students every single day. I try my best to create a classroom that is welcoming and loving for each and every student. Part of how I do that is I offer various books about other cultures so that they can see that we are different but we all have it in us to be great.
I put together a list of some books that are a must have in your classroom library. They are available on Amazon as well so they can be shipped to you. Let’s take a look at some of the books my students enjoy.
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This book is a great read for teachers and helps young learners see Rosa Parks and how brave she was for her time. It will allow a discussion that is meaningful and also age appropriate.
A New You Times Bestseller to help your little learners understand who Martin Luther King Jr. was and get a glimpse into how he was peaceful and powerful.
In this new board book format, the very youngest readers can learn about one of America’s icons in the series’s signature lively, conversational way. The short text focuses on drawing inspiration from these iconic heroes, and includes an interactive element and factual tidbits that young kids will be able to connect with.
This book focuses on Harriet Tubman’s brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom.
This non fiction picture book is an excellent read for children ages 4-6. It is a fun way to read and the four black women who helped NASA launch men into space!
This biography takes the reader on a journey of how Aretha’s talent but also wit and intelligence made her a star for all generations. A great read aloud for the class. This book also opens up the opportunity for teachers to work on a music lesson following the reading.
These 2 books above are related to Katherine Johnson who was one of the Hidden Figures who helped out a man on the moon. They discuss her love for math and how she was a key player in the launch!
This book uses colors to describe the things around us, and then discusses the color of skin. It is a good way to introduce that we are all different yet we are all the same.
A wonderful read to help young girls realize that they are made for anything!
This beautifully illustrated board book highlights true stories of black men in history. A great read for your class to show them that anything is possible.
he legends in Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History span centuries and continents, but each one has blazed a trail for generations to come. A great read for little learners.
This book is all about loving who we are and respecting others. It also shows us that we need to be kind to one another. A great read for the beginning of the year.