Black History Month Recommendations for Kids from the Teen Reading Ambassadors

By Rachel Roseberry, Manager, Young Adult Literacy Programs
February 17, 2022

The New York Public Library's Teen Reading Ambassadors internship program brings together 10th–12th grade students to help further the Library's mission to inspire lifelong learning in others, particularly young children. Ambassadors work at NYPL After School programs across the city providing tutoring and literacy enrichment activities to children ages 6–12. They also show children the joy of reading by connecting them with engaging books from the Library’s collections! 

Below, NYPL's Teen Reading Ambassadors recommend titles for children that feature the work of Black authors and illustrators and showcase Black characters, experiences, and history. While February is Black History Month, we believe that these titles are affirming, fun, and informative throughout the entire year!

See more ways The New York Public Library is celebrating Black History Month here