We go to the library each week, and I’m always on the lookout for picture books with stories featuring multicultural characters to read to my two younger children, ages seven and four. In the past few weeks, I’ve found myself drawn to choosing picture books about African-American, female scientists, in particular.
Finding science books (that includes a bit history) for preschool through early elementary aged children can be like finding a needle in a haystack. I’ve found that using picture books to tell these stories and teach concepts at the same time makes it easy peasy for the kids to learn. There’s something about picture books that makes learning come alive!
Whether they are fictional smart girls or real-life pioneers, we have truly enjoyed reading their stories, and I wanted to share them with you!
Are there some titles I missed? Leave a comment, and let me know what else we should add to our reading list.
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