February’s historical book suggestions are Black History Month or Mardi Gras based. (Okay, so some of the latter are modern – but Mardi Gras itself is old.)

Ages 3-7

Dinosaur Mardi Gras by Dianne De la Casas
Gaston Goes To Mardi Gras by James Rice
The Story Of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles (Mid-Twentieth Century America)


Ages 7-9

Magic Tree House # 33: Carnival At Candlelight by Mary Pope Osborne (18th Century Venice)
Mardi Gras Mystery by E.M. Finn
Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales by Julius Lester (Afro-American Folklore)


Ages 10-13

A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk (Mid-Twentieth Century Tanzania)
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis (Great Depression Era)
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (Black Panther Movement)



The Freedom Thief & its sequel The Return Of The Freedom Thief by Mikki Sadil (Pre-American Civil War.)
My Story: Slave Girl by Patricia C. McKissack (Pre-American Civil War)
The Royal Diaries: Nzingha, Warrior Queen Of Matamba by Pat McKissack (16th Century Africa)



Roots by Alex Haley (Generational)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Pre-American Civil War)
The Venetian Mask by Rosalind Laker (Eighteenth-Century Venice)


African Beginnings by Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson
Mardi Gras & Carnival by Molly Aloian
To Be A Slave by Julius Lester (Teens & Adults)

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