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Black History Month

Celebrate Black joy, this month and every month, with these must-reads from Random House Children's Books.

Books for Babies & Toddlers (0-2)

Grandma's Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Grandma's Purse

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Happy Hair by Mechal Renee Roe

Happy Hair

Mechal Renee Roe

Cool Cuts by Mechal Renee Roe

Cool Cuts

Mechal Renee Roe

Hey, Baby! by Andrea Pippins

Hey, Baby!

Andrea Pippins

I Look Up To...Misty Copeland by Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke

I Look Up To...Misty Copeland

Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke

I Look Up To... Michelle Obama by Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke

I Look Up To... Michelle Obama

Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke

Books for Kids (4-9)

Who Will You Be? by Andrea Pippins

Who Will You Be?

Andrea Pippins

Dream Street by Tricia Elam Walker, Ekua Holmes

Dream Street

Tricia Elam Walker, Ekua Holmes

That Is My Dream! by Langston Hughes, Daniel Miyares

That Is My Dream!

Langston Hughes, Daniel Miyares

Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama, Loren Long

Of Thee I Sing

Barack Obama, Loren Long

I'm Growing Great by Mechal Renee Roe

I'm Growing Great

Mechal Renee Roe

Marley and the Family Band  by Cedella Marley, Tiffany Rose, Tracey Baptiste

Marley and the Family Band 

Cedella Marley, Tiffany Rose, Tracey Baptiste

Becoming Vanessa by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Becoming Vanessa

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Why Not You? by Ciara, Russell Wilson, Jessica Gibson, JaNay Brown-Wood

Why Not You?

Ciara, Russell Wilson, Jessica Gibson, JaNay Brown-Wood

Shirley Chisholm Dared by Alicia D. Williams, April Harrison

Shirley Chisholm Dared

Alicia D. Williams, April Harrison

The Faith of Elijah Cummings by Carole Boston Weatherford, Laura Freeman

The Faith of Elijah Cummings

Carole Boston Weatherford, Laura Freeman

Sweet Justice by Mara Rockliff, R. Gregory Christie

Sweet Justice

Mara Rockliff, R. Gregory Christie

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora

Born Ready by Jodie Patterson, Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Born Ready

Jodie Patterson, Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter, Shane W. Evans

Lillian's Right to Vote

Jonah Winter, Shane W. Evans

Darryl's Dream by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Shawnee Warfield, Johnny Warfield, Adam Padilla, Tristan Tait

Darryl's Dream

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Shawnee Warfield, Johnny Warfield, Adam Padilla, Tristan Tait

Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd, Nneka Myers

Bedtime Bonnet

Nancy Redd, Nneka Myers

Harlem's Little Blackbird by Renée Watson, Christian Robinson

Harlem's Little Blackbird

Renée Watson, Christian Robinson

Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissack, Jerry Pinkney

Mirandy and Brother Wind

Patricia McKissack, Jerry Pinkney

Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton, Raul Colón

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

Paula Young Shelton, Raul Colón

Double Bass Blues by Andrea J. Loney, Rudy Gutierrez

Double Bass Blues

Andrea J. Loney, Rudy Gutierrez

I Have a Dream (Book & CD) by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Kadir Nelson

I Have a Dream (Book & CD)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Kadir Nelson

Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out! by Patricia C. McKissack, Brian Pinkney

Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!

Patricia C. McKissack, Brian Pinkney

What Is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. McKissack, April Harrison

What Is Given from the Heart

Patricia C. McKissack, April Harrison

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon, Ph.D.

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book

Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon, Ph.D.

BHM Activities

From coloring sheets, to puzzles, to posters, and more, download this activity packet for kids ages 3–9 to continue celebrating Black Joy all year long.

Books for Tweens (8-12)

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963: 25th Anniversary Edition by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963: 25th Anniversary Edition

Christopher Paul Curtis

Black Boy Joy by Kwame Mbalia

Black Boy Joy

Kwame Mbalia

This Is Your Time by Ruby Bridges

This Is Your Time

Ruby Bridges

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Clean Getaway

Nic Stone

Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

Fast Pitch

Nic Stone

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

Trevor Noah

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

David Barclay Moore

Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Operation Sisterhood

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

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Books for Teens (13+)

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin

Nic Stone

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Dear Justyce

Nic Stone

Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults) by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults)

Bryan Stevenson

Dreams from My Father (Adapted for Young Adults) by Barack Obama

Dreams from My Father (Adapted for Young Adults)

Barack Obama

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