Reading List - Kids


Black History Month 2021Black History Month

Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. Black History Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn about the many contributions that Black Canadians and their communities have made to this country. 

-from Government of Canada

Reading List - Kids 1


Africville by Shauntay Grant - available in printeBook on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla

Meet Viola Desmond by Elizabeth MacLeod - available in print (English and French)

A Change of Heart by Alice Walsh - available in print and eBook on Hoopla

The Kids Book of Black Canadian History by Rosemary Sadlier - available in print






Reading List - Kids 2


Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson's Childhood by Bonnie Farmer -  available in print

My Hair is Beautiful by Shauntay Grant - available in print and eBook on Hoopla

Mayann's Train Ride by Mayann Francis - available in eBook on Hoopla

Malaika's Winter Carnival by Nadia L. Hohn - available in print (English and French) and eBook on Hoopla






Reading List - Tweens



Black Women Who Dared by Naomi M. Moyer - available in print

The Children of Africville by Christine Welldon - available in print

Talking About Freedom: Celebrating Emancipation Day in Canada by Natasha L. Henry - available in print and eBook on Hoopla

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis - available in printbook on CD, and eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis - available in printeBook and eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges - available in print and eAudiobook on Hoopla

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson - available in print (regular and large print), book on CD, and eBook and eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby

New Kid by Jerry Craft - available in printbook on CDeBook and eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla