Plan Your Month Roundup: December Books and Resources

Now that your stomach is filled with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, it’s time to get ready for the December holidays! Here are some book recommendations and resources for the December holiday season.

Rosa Parks Jailed – December 1, 1955
As Fast As Words Could Fly
Dear Mrs. Parks
Frederick Douglass and the Last Day of SlaveryPlan Your Month Roundup- December
George Crum and the Saratoga Chip
Howard Thurman’s Great Hope
John Lewis in the Lead
Love Twelve Miles Long
Night Golf
Paul Robeson
Richard Wright and the Library Card
Seven Miles to Freedom 

The Bus Ride
The Palm of My Heart
Up the Learning Tree

Pearl Harbor Day – December 7th
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow
Baseball Saved Us
Flowers From Mariko
Irena’s Jar of Secrets
Passage to Freedom
Quiet Hero
The School the Aztec Eagles Built
When Horses Ride By: Children in the Times of War

Human Rights Day – December 10th
A Shelter In Our Car
A Song for Cambodia
As Fast As Words Could Fly
Amazing Faces
Amelia’s Road
Brothers In Hope
Calling the Doves
Calling the Water Drum
Crazy Horse’s Vision
Dear Mrs. Parks
Dia’s Story Cloth
Etched in Clay
First Day in Grapes
Frederick Douglass and the Last Day of Slavery
Growing Peace
Howard Thurman’s Great Hope
I and I Bob Marley
Ira’s Shakespeare Dream
Irena’s Jars of Secrets
John Lewis in the Lead
Juneteenth Jamboree
The Legend of Freedom Hill
Lend a Hand
Love Twelve Miles Long
Night Golf
Paul Robeson
Poems to Dream Together
Passage to Freedom
Richard Wright and the Library Card
Seeds of Change
Seven Miles to Freedom
Sharing Our Homeland
Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story
The Bus Ride
Mangrove Tree

The Three Lucys
Twenty-two Cents
When the Horses Ride By: Children in the Times of War

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Holiday Season/Gift Giving
Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic
Baby Born
Babu’s Song
Celebrate! Connections Among Cultures
Christmas Makes Me Think
Destiny’s Gift
Elizabeti’s Doll
Estela’s Swap
Finding the Music
Giving Thanks
Goldfish and the Chrysanthemums
Gracias · Thanks
Grandfather Counts
Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems
King for a Day
Lend a Hand
Raymond’s Perfect Present
Rent Party Jazz
Sam and the Lucky Money
Seaside Dream
Steel Drumming at the Apollo
Sunday Shopping
Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Music in Harlem
The Birthday Swap
The Can Man
The Jones Family Express
The Road to Santiago
The Story I’ll Tell
The Storyteller’s Candle
Toddler Two
Under the Lemon Moon
When This World Was New

Additional Resources:

Holiday Season:
Books that Celebrate Families
Books for Children and Educators about Kindness
Infographic: 10 Ways to Lend a Hand
Lending a Hand for Random Acts of Kindness Week
Mix it up! 15 Books about Kindness and Giving
A Lee & Low Christmas

Human Rights:
10 Great Resources for Teaching About Racism
Anna May Wong and Women of Color in Hollywood Today
How to Inspire Your Classroom with Cesar Chavez’s Legacy
Resources for Teaching About Wangari Maathai and Seeds of Change
Using Picture Books to Teach and Discuss Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera with Students
Protesting Injustice Then and Now
The Opposite of Colorblind: Why It’s Essential to Talk to Children About Race
What Does Juneteenth Celebrate?
Que es deportar?: Teaching From Students’ Lives
Voices from the Civil Rights Movement: Interview with Moses Teel, Jr.

What are your favorite December reads? Let us know in the comments!