10 Books by Black Authors for Black History Month 2023

As Black History Month approaches, plan to include books by and about Black creators in your discussions. Lee & Low is proud to publish Black authors and illustrators all year long, and here are some of our recent titles to include in your celebration!

Black History Month Resources Roundup

For Black History Month, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite resources for readers and educators alike. Though this month is dedicated to uplifting Black history, culture, movements, and gamechangers, we must remember that Black history IS American history and should be celebrated all year round.

Black History Month Spotlight: William “Doc” Key

As February comes to an end, we round out Black History Month with a spotlight on William “Doc” Key, a self-taught veterinarian who taught his horse Jim Key how to read, write, and calculate math problems. Teaching a horse these skills might sound preposterous, but Doc was able to nurture Jim’s ability through kindness, patience, and empathy. Together they traveled throughout the United States and impressed audiences with Jim’s amazing performances. In the process, they broke racial barriers and raised awareness for the humane treatment of animals.

Here’s what Donna Janell Bowman, author of Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness, had to say about William “Doc” Key’s legacy and the amazing duo’s story:

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8 Black History Month Books for Grades K-2

February is almost upon us! Here are eight of our favorite Black History Month Books for kindergarten through grade 2.

7 Core Values to Celebrate During Black History Month

Lee & Low explores 7 core values to celebrate and additional resources to use during Black History Month.

Celebrate Black History Month with Five Collections from LEE & LOW BOOKS

Celebrate Black History Month with Five Collections from LEE & LOW BOOKS.