Resistance Stories from Black History for Kids: Inspiring People and Events That Every Kid Should Know

Rann Miller



Learn about and be inspired by the unfrequented stories of Ona Marie Judge, Vicente Guerrero, the Black Panthers, the Haitian Revolution, Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and more. Perfect for middle-grade readers!

Black history is a robust and multifaceted chapter in world history that is often watered down. History books tend to highlight whitewashed versions of African enslavement, the Civil Rights Movement, and other “safe” topics that, while important, do not fully encapsulate the experiences of the Black and African diaspora. By telling the stories that are often omitted from history, Resistance Stories from Black History for Kids sets out to show that the Black experience is not only defined by marching and boycotting, but also through rebellion and resistance.

Learn about little-known facets, events, and figureheads from Black history, including:

Vicente Guerrero, the first Black North American president

One Marie Judge and her escape to freedom from George Washington

Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the real reason he created Black History Month

The history of the “dap” and its roots in African tradition

Mansa Musa and his travels throughout the continent of Africa

And many more exciting stories!

Written by an expert educator highly experienced in historical analysis and diversity, Resistance Stories from Black History for Kids is the ultimate lesson in Black history that will empower and inspire the youth through its retellings of the stories often left by the wayside.

ISBN 9781646044450
List price $15.95
Publisher Bloom Books for Young Readers
Year of publication 2023