Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, YPT has compiled the following resources for families and classrooms.

Common Sense Media

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These entertainment picks feature Black characters, moving stories, compelling themes, and positive representation. They highlight a diverse spectrum of Black history and experiences. Families with kids of all ages can find something to enjoy together and learn from.

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States.

Books for Kids:

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This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewel (illustrated by Aurelia Durand) & The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez (illustrated by Lauren Semmer).

For more book recommendations, visit A Different Booklist.

AGO Schools: Art of Africa & the African Diaspora

In this virtual program for schools, take a deep-dive into work in the AGO Collection created by Black artists. Students consider concepts of identity through the history and presence of the African diaspora nationally and globally.

CBC Kids

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A collection of educational articles, interactive games and resources for kids about Black History Month.

TVO Kids

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TVO’s Sunny’s Quest kids celebrate Jamaica here.

History Bits: Remembering Africville

An animated history of Halifax’s Black community of Africville – part of an online series called History Bits.