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January 30, 2023

Resources for Black History Month

As we celebrate Black History month, here are some great resources to share with your family!

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Books for kids and families

In our classrooms, reading is one of the many ways we learn. We fill our centers with a variety of books, and work to ensure all families are represented in the stories we share year-round. This month our teachers will be sharing books like MarimaFeliz Por Dentro and Amor de Pelo

Looking for books you can read at home? Try one of our recommendations below.


Written by actress Lupita Nyongo, Sulwe is a story about colorism and a little girl’s journey to self love.

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Month

This book teaches about famous and lesser known black trailblazing women who did extraordinary things, even when all odds were against them.

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Pre-K kids can start to learn about our history by reading about Henry’s journey to the North.

Mae Among the Stars

Mae Jemison was the first black woman to go to space! Author, Roda Ahmed writes about her inspiring journey next to adorable illustrations. 

Find and support a black-owned bookstore – Black Garnet Books in Minneapolis, MN; The Underground Bookstore in Chicago, IL; Harambee Books & Artworks in Alexandria, VA and BLACKLIT in Addison, TX are all near one or more of our Tierra Encantada locations!    

Videos and more

We are teachers is a great site for teaching materials for all ages, and for our littlest ones, they have a couple great videos for learning about black historical trailblazers like Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks and more. Check them out here: 40 Black History Videos for Students in Every Grade Level!

On our Instagram, we’ll be learning about AfroLatino heroes like Celia Cruz, Michaela Jae Rodriguez and more! We will learn about a new AfroLatino hero, past and present, every week. Be sure to follow us @tierraencantada to see them all!

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