During February, we celebrate Black History Month to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States.
Check out these resources for information on ways you can celebrate with and teach your child about Black History Month.
- Black Mental Health Matters: A no-cost two-part Webinar Series in honor of Black History Month.
- 7 Amazing African American Leaders Who Changed the Way Our Children Are Educated (Parents Together)
- PA’s Promise for Children has book recommendations to celebrate Black History Month with your child. Check out this list, then contact your local library to read a favorite or find a new one!
- Poet Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate, delivered the Inauguration Poem, “The Hill We Climb” on Jan. 20, 2021. Watch her delivery, then explore the rich tradition of African American poetry for children.
- Talking About Race: Positive identity development, including racialized identity, begins at birth. Visit Talking About Race to guide your journey so you can support the child in your life to develop a healthy sense of self and understanding of others.
- Teaching Your Child About Black History (PBS)
- Black History Month (National Geographic Kids)
- Celebrating and Learning About Black History and Culture (Reading Rockets)
- 13 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month (Scholastic)
- Books about Black History and Culture (Reading Rockets)