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Black History Month

Celebrate & honour Black voices, Black history, and Black lives with this selection of books for Black History Month and all year long.

by 49th Teachers · Tagged black history and black lives, diversity and inclusion


by (author) Habiba Cooper Diallo
foreword by Awad Ibrahim

Boys and Girls Screaming

by (author) Kern Carter

When I Get Older

The Story behind "Wavin' Flag"

by (author) K'NAAN & Sol Sol
illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez

Welcome to the Cypher

by (author) Khodi Dill
illustrated by Awuradwoa Afful

Like Home

by (author) Louisa Onomé

Facing the Sun

by (author) Janice Lynn Mather

A Feast for Joseph

by (author) Terry Farish & O.D. Bonny
illustrated by Ken Daley

Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings

by (author) Francie Latour
illustrated by Ken Daley

Blood Like Magic

by (author) Liselle Sambury

The Bones of Ruin

by (author) Sarah Raughley

The Stone Thrower

by (author) Jael Ealey Richardson
illustrated by Matt James

Race with Me!

by (author) Andre De Grasse & Robert Budd
illustrated by Joseph Osei Bonsu

Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats

Urban Ecology, Community Science, and How We Share Our Cities

by (author) Cylita Guy
illustrated by Cornelia Li

Body Image Deal With It

Deal with it because all bodies are great bodies

by (author) Tierra Hohn
illustrated by Marne Grahlman

Malaika’s Surprise

by (author) Nadia L. Hohn
illustrated by Irene Luxbacher

The Witch's Apprentice

by (author) Zetta Elliott
illustrated by Cherise Harris

Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians

Inspiring Stories of Courage and Achievement

by (author) Lindsay Ruck
illustrated by James Bentley


The Black Pioneers Who Have Shaped Canada

by (author) Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore
illustrated by Merryl-Royce Ndema-Moussa

Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!

by (author) Jody Nyasha Warner
illustrated by Richard Rudnicki


by (author) Shauntay Grant
illustrated by Eva Campbell

Mayann's Train Ride

by (author) Mayann Francis
illustrated by Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo

Howdy, I’m John Ware

by (author) Ayesha Clough
illustrated by Hugh Rookwood

Up Home

by (author) Shauntay Grant
illustrated by Susan Tooke

A Likkle Miss Lou

How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice

by (author) Nadia L. Hohn
illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

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