The Story of Black History Box Set: Biography Books for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers)
Stories of incredible Black visionaries for kids ages 6 to 9
Celebrate Black History Month with five amazing individuals who have changed the world through their courage, vision, and determination. This curated box set of Black history books for kids gives young readers a glimpse into the lives and contributions of these remarkable Black men and women. How will they inspire you?
- Harriet Tubman—A celebrated leader in the fight to free people from slavery and an intrepid guide for the Underground Railroad.
- Jackie Robinson—The first Black Major League Baseball player and an important figure in the fight for civil rights.
- Martin Luther King Jr.—Challenged racism and overcame hardships to follow his passion and do the right thing, becoming one of the most important civil rights leaders in America.
- Barack Obama—Made history becoming the first African American president of the United States, and fought for the environment, health care, and civil rights.
- Simone Biles—Became the greatest gymnast of all time, winning more medals than anyone in history, including five Olympic and 25 World Championships.
Each book includes a short quiz, visual timeline, definitions of new words and ideas to help kids learn about the lives of important Black heroes, the moments that made them who they are, and how they made their mark on the world.
Explore even more with other The Story Of series box sets, including:
- The Story of the Founding Fathers Box Set
- The Story of Women's History Box Set
- The Story of Strong Black Women Box Set
- The Story of Strong Black Men Box Set
Praise for The Story of Black History Box Set: Biography Books for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers)
"As a reading specialist, I look for rich literature that will appeal to my students at the elementary level. This book is filled with a robust vocabulary and has wonderful text features like "myth and fact," a timeline, and even a family tree. Rachelle has shared such personal details about Simone's life that students will be interested in turning the page to read more. All these features will help each and every reader engage with this biography." —Linda Lyon, Reading Specialist
"Sharing a story of slavery isn't ever easy for any educator, yet Christine helps learners to think critically about American slavery while telling a more humanizing and accurate account of Harriet Tubman's life. Her developmentally appropriate language and visual graphics are just right for our elementary classrooms." —Britt Hawthorne, Anti-bias/Anti-racist Teacher-Educator (britthawthorne.com)
"In a time when accurate history and educational equity are so important to identity formation for young readers, the incredible and inspiring book The Story of Barack Obama is both a tribute and a delightful read. Tonya Leslie tells the amazing and groundbreaking life story of Obama while posing relevant questions for young people to challenge themselves. The illustrations and design are fantastically engaging, and this book should be in every classroom library globally!" —Niomi Plotkin, Urban Educational Leader