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Celebrating African-American Scientists and Inventors during Black History Month

Blog Type:  Diversity
Date Posted:  Saturday, February 1, 2020

EB is celebrating the lives and accomplishments of great African-American scientists and inventors for Black History Month. Here are some great books and videos that parents can read and watch with their children. 

Teaching Your Child About Black History Month (

Top 15 Children’s Books for Black History Month (

Black History Month (by Scholastic Kids Press Corps)

African-American Pioneers (​

Ten Black Scientists that Science Teachers Should Know About (



  • Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? by Patrice McLaurin
  • Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids by Kimberly Brown Pellum, PhD
  • Mae Among The Stars by Roda Ahmed
  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker
  • Black Pioneers of Science and Invention by Louis Haber
  • A Girl With A Mind For Math: The Story of Raye Montague, by Julia Finley Mosca​
  • Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashati Harrison (book)
  • Little Legends: Bold Women in Black History by Vashati Harrison (book)