Growing up my learning of African-American history was limited to slavery and civil rights movement.
I was making the same mistake with my own children. One day, my oldest son asked me: “Why have we always the weakest and the oppressed?”
Much of our history in this country is of oppression, but there is more. We are not weak, we are not victims. There are stories of amazing men and women, even DURING slavery who contributed in amazing ways to society. This year we have learned about numerous black scientist and inventors and have all been inspired!
I am excited as I plan this week. I finally order all the book son this list of 12 Children’s Books That Teach Kids About Black Heroes. Some of these were available in Kindle version, which gets delivered as a loan through your library, instantly.
I am especially looking forward to reading the children’s book on Gordon Parks:
“Gordon Parks was a prolific, world-renowned photographer, writer, composer and filmmaker known for his work on projects like Shaft and The Learning Tree.Through my library, I can also borrow the movie of Gordon Parks, which will be great to watch as a family.”
Through my library I was also able to borrow the documentary on Gordon Parks’ life, which will be great to watch as a family!
Looking forward to the things we will learn as the list includes some people we have not heard of.
Share history resources YOU have used to inspire your children.