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Black History Month & My Book Obsession

I am absolutely, positively, obsessed with children’s books! It’s great for my classroom library, but not so great on my wallet… but I just can’t get enough of them! It’s literally a joke in my classroom… many of our Mondays begin with a discussion about where I went over the weekend, and the kids all know immediately that I will be talking about some great new books I picked up for them at the bookstore! They even know the name of my favorite bookstore, (and no, it’s not B&N)!

We have been reading lots of great books the past few weeks for Black History Month, and the kids have been so interested in learning about slavery and the Civil Rights Movement that I just HAD to go see what other books I could find on the topics! After a trip to the bookstore this evening (not my favorite… it was already closed for the evening), I came home with this bunch:

And here are some of the other great books that we have been reading this month:

AND I just ordered this one online and should be getting it in the mail this week!

What are you doing for Black History Month? Any good book recommendations I should add to my list?

  1. Kelly Hall says:

    Just became a new follower! Love your new blog!

  2. Kelly Hall says:

    Oh…I am very excited when I find fourth grade blogs!!!

  3. Josh Bennett says:

    Like Kelly, I am a new follower and get excited when I find 4th grade blogs. Your book selection is excellent! Have you read The Story of Jonas? It's a chapter book about a slave boy wanting to find freedom during the Civil War. It's a great read!


  4. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Let me know if you make the shamrocks for your 4th grade…I want to see how you will do it with the older ones!

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  5. These books look like fantastic resources! Thanks for sharing 馃檪

    Lisa 馃檪 (new follower)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  6. Josh Bennett says:

    P.S. – I've awarded this blog the Liebster Award! Come on over to my blog and pick up the badge so you can proudly display it here! 馃檪

    Beach Brains Blog

  7. Miss DeCarbo says:

    I LOVE The Story of Ruby Bridges! It is such a great book that students can really connect with and relate to because they are close to the age she was when the story happened. 馃檪 Thanks for sharing such a good book list! I'm your newest follower!

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice

  8. Thanks for sharing these books! I'll be checking them out. Our read aloud this month is Dear America: A Picture of Freedom, the Diary of Clotee. It is a great one, too!

    I am a new follower.

    Lifelong Learning

  9. Great blog Molly! I am now your newest follower! I love this particular post because our 2nd grade team is hoping to teach an underground railroad unit next year and I love the resources you have listed! Thank you for sharing! Isn't blogging great?!
    ~Meghan, Inside The Classroom

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