This month is Black History Month! Check out our top ten picks to read with your kids. Hi there, hunter! In case you missed it, February is Black History Month! First implemented in 1925 to raise awareness of African American contributions to civilization, the week-long celebration moved to month-long in 1976. President Gerald R. Ford said to Americans: “Seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” In honor of this historical holiday, here are our top ten children’s books you can crack open and explore with your family! Carter Reads the Newspaper Deborah Hopkinson & Don Tate This award-winning read tells the story of Carter G. Woodson, the Harvard-educated historian who pioneered the foundation of Black History Month. Born to formerly enslaved parents after the Civil War, Carter read the newspaper to his father—and many others—to help them stay informed about important issues. The ABCs of Black History Rio Cortez & Lauren Semmer “H” is for Harlem, “P” is for power, and “X” is for Malcom X! Learn all about Black history with letters of the alphabet, memorable rhymes, and colorful artwork. The Undefeated Kwame Alexander & Kadir Nelson An ode to Black American triumph and tribulation, this powerful and poetic piece won the Caldecott Medal in 2020—among other awards! It highlights the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of our country’s greatest heroes. Your Name Is a Song Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow & Luisa Uribe Frustrated by the repeated mispronunciation of her name, a little girl and her mother take a lyrical walk through the city and explore the musicality of names. This sweet story reminds us all of the history, beauty, and magic behind our names! Mae Among the Stars Roda Ahmed & Stasia Burrington This starry story illustrates the curiosity, intelligence, and determination that led Little Mae—Mae Jemison—to become the first African American woman to explore outer space! Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli & Isabel Roxas Children start to pick up on race and racism as toddlers. Developed by experts in early childhood education and activism, this board book offers an opportunity to begin conversations in an informed, safe way! Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? Patrice McLaurin & Dian Wang Join this journey that follows the day of a young school boy, who learns about the Black inventors behind the important tools and supplies he uses every day! Hair Love Matthew A. Cherry & Vashti Harrison This tender tale showcases the special connection between a daughter and her dad, who has a lot to learn when it comes to styling her hair. Check out the award-winning short film Hair Love to match! Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Vashti Harrison Spotlighting eighteen trailblazing Black women, this adorably illustrated book shares the stories of everyday women who accomplished extraordinary things—against all odds, in a world that didn’t always accept them. Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History Vashti Harrison A companion to the book above, these pages are dedicated to the exceptional Black men! From aviators and artists to politicians and pop stars, read all about the impact these marvelous men made on history. Learn with the Libby App If you have a library card, you can unlock unlimited access to millions of e-books, audiobooks, and other digital reads through the Libby App! You can connect to the catalogues of libraries all around the world, which comes in clutch when your local library doesn’t have what you need. Not only is it free to use, but it’s available to add to your child’s Troomi phone! They can download their favorites for leisurely reading offline, create must-read lists, and more. Which of these books will your child be checking out this month? The Troomi Team Hey! Stay in touch with us on social. We’d love to get to know you. Copyright © 2023 Troomi Wireless, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you are a Troomi customer. Our mailing address is: Troomi Wireless3300 N Triumph Blvd Ste 100Lehi, UT 84043-5046Add us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or from this list.