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10 Holiday Classics To Read for Raising Successful Black Children

We’ll say it again and again, that reading to your child enwomb, in early childhood and having books in your child’s room throughout their youth is one best thing you can do to ensure the SUCCESS of your child’s life. Reading is EVERYTHING! It sounds like a simple solution. It’s not. It’s a powerful solution! Here are some books for the season that will encourage season and holiday reading.

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The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats
Age Range: 2 and up
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten

Under the Christmas Tree

by Nikki Grimes (Author),‎ Kadir Nelson (Author)
Grade Level: 1 – 2

Everett Anderson’s Christmas Coming

by Lucille Clifton
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3

The Nutcracker in Harlem

by T. McMorrow (Author),‎ James Ransome (Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3

EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!

by Sally Warner (Author),‎ Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
Age Range: 6 – 8 years
Grade Level: 1 – 3

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

by Maya Angelou (Author),‎ Steve Johnson (Illustrator),‎ Lou Fancher (Illustrator)
Age Range: 6 and up Grade Level: Kindergarten – 12

My First Kwanzaa (My First Holiday)

by Karen Katz (Author, Illustrator)
Age Range: 2 – 5 years

Christmas Makes Me Think

by Tony Medina (Author),‎ Chandra Cox (Illustrator)
Age Range: 5 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 4

Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa

by Donna Washington (Author),‎ Shane Evans (Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2

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