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Black History Month Book Countdown!

Every day during the last week of Black History Month we are featuring books that highlight the accomplishments and experiences of Black Americans. Researching the books, finding hidden figures, and exposing kids and adults alike to people and worlds they never knew existed is one of the main callings of Lit in Color. Check out our daily post on Instagram and Facebooks to see what stories we are using to close out the month, and check out the books and links below to buy some and share them with your little history makers!


The Books

Day 1: President's Day

Book: Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes

Where to find: Amazon


Day 2: "Twos"-day, 2/2/22

Books: 1.)Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

2.)Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker

Where to Find: Book 1: Amazon Book 2: Amazon, Barnes and Noble


Day 3: #WomenCrushWednesday

Books: 1.) Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry

2.) Bunheads by Misty Copeland

3.) Stacey's Extraordinary Words by Stacey Abrams

Where to Find: Book 1: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindred Stories <-- Black-owned!, Book 2: Amazon, Barnes and Noble Book 3: Kindred Stories, Amazon, Barnes and Noble


Day 4: #TBT Throwback Thursday

Book: Project 1619: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renee Watson

Where to Find: Kindred Stories, Amazon, Barnes and Noble


Day 5: Go Texan Day- Celebrating the Black Cowboy!

Book: Black Cowboy, Wild Horses by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney

Where to Find: Amazon


Day 6: Sassy Saturday

Book: Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal

Where to Find: Amazon


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