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Michigan Celebrates Black History Month with Literature

Watercolor illustration of African American adult female and male, and smaller illustration of three children.

Michigan Celebrates Black History Month with Literature

Student literacy engagement increases as students see themselves (mirrors) and others (windows) portrayed accurately in their reading as presented in the work of Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop. By raising the consciousness about great Black authors and lifting up their works, we seek to create conditions for greater engagement with literature among Michigan students.

The Michigan Department of Education and the Library of Michigan are excited to showcase Black authors and their literary works, which have been featured in celebration of Black History Month during the month of February as linked in the calendars below.

Recommendations were selected from nominations submitted by Michigan Teachers of the Year, Michigan Regional Teachers of the Year, and educators and students from around the state. All calendars can serve as resources for engaging teaching and learning throughout the year.