Resistance Stories from Black History for Kids: Inspiring People and Events That Every Kid Should Know (Includes Stories about Rosa Parks, the Black Panther Party, Ona Marie Judge, Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have a Dream" Speech, and More) (Paperback)

Resistance Stories from Black History for Kids: Inspiring People and Events That Every Kid Should Know (Includes Stories about Rosa Parks, the Black Panther Party, Ona Marie Judge, Martin Luther King Junior's
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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 Stores 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.


About the Author

Rann Miller is the anti-bias director for Camden’s Promise Charter Schools in Camden, NJ. As an educator, Rann’s work has included instructing students on conducting sound historical analysis and articulating one’s voice, as well as supporting educators of all levels and locations via professional development workshops.

As a writer, Rann’s work on the topics of culturally relevant pedagogy and culturally responsive teaching is published in Edutopia, Education Week, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. As a scholar, Rann’s work on the topics of the disproportionate disciplining of Black students and Black educator motivations is peer-reviewed and published in various scholarly journals. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and resides in Sicklerville, NJ.

Praise For…

As someone who values African and African diasporic history, I wholeheartedly endorse Resistance Stories from Black History for Kids by Rann Miller. This book is an essential resource, especially for children at a critical stage in their development. Featuring stories of Black history makers who helped to shape society and culture, it is a powerful introduction to the rich history of African Americans and African people who fought back against oppressive systems. By immersing young minds in this important history at a foundational time, we can help ensure that these inspiring stories will not be forgotten, but rather passed down from generation to generation as part of our shared legacy. Whether you are a parent looking for an inspirational tool for your child or simply someone passionate about preserving African American and African diasporic history, Resistance Stories from Black History for Kids is a must have!
— Ivory A. Toldson, PhD, Director of Education Innovation and Research, NAACP and professor, Howard
University, School of Education

The purest and highest form of the activism we need is to teach Black children well. The inspiring, ancestral stories that Miller has passionately curated allow us to teach Black children their history, culture, and value exceptionally well. As we push towards equity in education, these stories should be integral to the learning journey for every Black student. Black students' intellectual development, positive racial identity and cultural, emotional, intellectual safety is in jeopardy unless they can see themselves in the classroom, textbooks, and teachers in their schools. For too long, Black students have not had this critical mirror in their education. Miller’s Resistance Stories from Black History for Kids offers another powerful tool to equip every teacher to instill a strong cultural identity, community passion, and love of learning in their students. Black history and culture have deep, deep roots. Miller’s exploration of these roots in Resistance Stories from Black History for Kids pushes us closer to a communal reckoning of the power and influence of the African Diaspora throughout history. With Miller’s work and passion, the stories that define us, yet have been discarded, inch closer and closer to the spotlight. As James Baldwin reminds us, “History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history. If we pretend otherwise, we are literally criminals.” Let's commit to being effective educators, not intellectual criminals.
— Sharif El-Mekki, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Black Educator Development

Product Details
ISBN: 9781646044450
ISBN-10: 1646044452
Publisher: Bloom Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English