Read about Black History Month with your kids
I’m always looking for good books to read my daughter because, turns out, there area lot of dumb children’s books in the world. So here’s a recommended reading list from Reach Out and Read Oklahoma in honor of Black History Month.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Reach Out and Read Oklahoma believes in the power of books in breaking the chains of generational poverty, beginning with our children. The organization is offering a list of recommended books for Black History Month in February.
Steve Davis, the state director of Reach Out and Read Oklahoma, said he believes that the only way to break the chains of generational poverty is through the power of literacy and books.
“Illiteracy is both a cause and a consequence of poverty,” Davis said. “If we are going to truly prepare our babies to enter school ready to learn, we must first make sure they can recognize letters, have a nurturing home environment and that a loved one is encouraging a love of reading.
“It is our belief that if you give a child a love for books, they will develop a love for learning, which will lead to success in school, and that love is best given by a parent or someone who loves them.”
Black History Month is a remembrance of the events in the history of the African Diaspora. Since 1976, it has been celebrated annually in the United States of America and Canada in February. The goal of Black History Month is to educate the American people about the African-American cultural background and reputable achievements.
With that in mind, Reach Out and Read Oklahoma has put together a booklist of great African-American children books and books for parents raising African-American children that encourage reading and give tools to develop a strong reader and to inspire all children to aim high.
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