It’s crucial to have Black voices in the middle grade curriculum in classrooms. Too often, historical stories that have meaning because of the Black experience are told from the white perspective. We need to bring these stories back to authentic voices. Here’s are four of my favorite historical fiction books for elementary and middle grades that do this right (each graphic has the publisher’s blurb and era).
(These images are from a thread I tweeted on June 3, 2020. I wanted it to be here as well.)
Thanks for these great recommendations. I am adding them to my list.