In the past for Martin Luther King Junior Day I have shared my favorite picture books about this incredible man. This year I thought I would highlight some books for older kids that help them understand the black experience. I have loved these stories and they bring a comprehension and empathy to the subject that is always appreciated. These stories are wonderful so share them with your children and help them understand our American history.
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Written in verse and detailing the author's life as a young black girl in the 70s, this book is a gem. I found it beautifully written and poignant. This book is a perfect example of how a story written about a girl of color can deeply touch us to the core.