Books from African Descent

As part of Black History Month we have complied a list of books that explore the different experiences, histories, and cultures of people of African descent.   


Our collection of books is built up from stories that celebrate Black characters of all ages, and our aim is to amplify the voices of authors with lived experiences.  Our books also include stories from countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, and books on Canadian history.


The following reads are categorized by age group and grades, as indicated by the publisher. Where the publisher did not specify an age group, we relied on third parties such as libraries. 

Ages 0 to 3 (preschool)

Ages 4 to 8 (Kindergarten to Grade 3)

Ages 9 to 12  (grades 4-7)

Ages 12+  (grades 8 and up)


We are a collective of parents committed to achieving inclusive and non-discriminatory learning environments that allow children to fulfill their true potential in this world. We advocate for schools and families to promote diversity and inclusion and to take meaningful steps to address and eradicate discrimination and bias.

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