Books to Read for Every Age: Black History Month - Sedgwick County Moms Network

Books to read for every age

Not only am I a bibliophile (someone obsessed with books), but I am also a certified history and English teacher. It goes without saying that my kids and I visit the library and local bookstores often. Books are all over our house. My kids are even allowed to stay up reading with their bed book lights. So, I wanted to share with you some fun books centering around Black History Month that you can easily check out at the local Wichita area libraries or purchase from our local bookstores.

Books to Read for Every Age During Black History Month

February is known as Black History Month. It is a month to lift black voices. It is a month to celebrate black culture and listen to their experience in the country. So, we wanted to share a list of books for each age to read during February.

Here is a list of books available at bookstores and libraries in the Greater Wichita Area. All links are connected to each book’s catalog page.

**Books-a-holic won’t be listed as it is a resale store. Feel free to call our local Books-a-holic to ask if there is a copy of any of these books are available. 

25 Black History month Books For All Ages (1)

Board Books and Picture Books for Black History Month


I am Enough 
by Grace Byers

I am enough

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


Hair Love by Matthew Cherry

Hair loveAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Augusta Public Library
Derby Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
Park City Public Library
– Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-person


AntiRacist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi

Antiracist Baby

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System 
Valley City Public Library
Derby Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-person


Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

SulweAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Augusta Public Library
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café 
Barnes & Noble – Buy Online, Pick up in Store

 


A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

A is for activistAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Andover Public Library 
Augusta Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble – Online only

 

 

 

 

Early Reader and Chapter Books for Black History Month


Henry’s Freedom Box
 by Ellen Levine

Henry's freedom boxAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley City Public Library
Andover Public Library
– Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
Park City Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


American Girls: Meet Addy by Connie Rose Porter

Meet Addy : an American girl. #1Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Augusta Public Library
Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Park City Public Library
Watermark Books and Café


Sit-in: how four friends stood up by sitting down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Sit-in : how four friends stood up by sitting downAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person

 


Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, not BuddyAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Augusta Public Library
Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
Rose Hill Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Strange Tides Bookstore
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Buy Online, Pick up in Store


Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story by Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges goes to school : my true storyAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Park City Public Library
Watermark Books and Café 
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Buy Online, Pick up in Store

 

 

Books for Tweens for Black History Month

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Roll of thunder, hear my cryAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
 Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Park City Public Library
Rose Hill Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Buy Online, Pick up in Store


Monster by Jonathon Kellerman

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Park City Public Library
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online only
Watermark Books and Café

 


Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown girl dreamingAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Augusta Public Library
Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
– Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


Ghost Boys by Jewell Park Rhodes

Ghost boysAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Augusta Public Library
Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library 
Mulvane Public Library
Rose Hill Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Strange Tides Bookstore
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee

A good kind of troubleAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Derby Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person

 

 

Books for Teens and Young Adults for Black History Month

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The hate u giveAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Center
Andover Public Library
Augusta Public Library 
Derby Public Libary
– El Dorado Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
Park City Public Library 
Rose Hill Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Strange Tides Bookstore
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

The black kidsAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Derby Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America by Ibi Aanu Zoboi

Black enough : stories of being young & black in AmericaAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Derby Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-person


Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown

Black girl unlimited : the remarkable story of a teenage wizardAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Buy Online, Pick up in Store

 


Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin. #1Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Derby Public Library 
Andover Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person

 

 

Books for Moms for Black History Month

 

Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Just mercy : a story of justice and redemptionAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-person


Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover ImageAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Augusta Public Library
Derby Public Library 
El Dorado Public Library
Goddard Public Library 
Mulvane Public Library
Park City Public Library
Rose Hill Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Strange Tides Bookstore
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-person


How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to be an antiracistAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System 
Valley Center Public Library
Augusta Public Library 
Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-person


Becoming  by Michelle Obama

BecomingAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library 
Augusta Public Library 
Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
Mulvane Public Library 
Park City Public Library
Rose Hill Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
– Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-person


A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry

A Black women's history of the United StatesAvailable at:
Wichita Public Library System
El Dorado Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online only

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