News Flash

Life at the Library

Posted on: February 9, 2021

Celebrate Black History this month and all year long!

kid smiling with piles of books

Are you looking for ways for your family to celebrate Black History Month? Our librarians have compiled three lists of exceptional books for you: 

There are also a variety of online resources that might help in your celebration of Black History. Since history is being made right now, these resources are a blend of the past and present with a special focus on how to talk about race.

The Conscious Kid

This website and social media presence is an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth. They support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children. 

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Celebrate the exceptional historical and creative cultural contributions made by African American artists with exhibitions, virtual events, videos, stories, and more. 

National Museum of African American History and Culture

This is the Smithsonian’s newest museum and is located in Washington, D.C. However, you don’t have to be in D.C. to access a wide variety of content and learning. We especially recommend their Talking About Race section. Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. Just like your local librarians, this site is there to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation. 

PBS Parents: Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism

This program features authentic conversations between real children and their parents with content from PBS Kids series' including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Arthur, and Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Sesame Street: The Power of We

This co-viewing experience for families is a way for us to learn how we can all become upstanders against racism. You can watch it for free on pbskids.org. One of the best things about this experience is that it models current pandemic life with the characters meeting on video calls and wearing masks.

Twin Cities PBS

Celebrate Black History Month with Twin Cities PBS. They’ve got a variety of programming for people of all ages to learn from.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Life at the Library