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February marks the beginning of Black History Month. During this time, our nation honors the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history.

To learn more about Black History Month, visit the following sites:

ASALH The Origins of Black History Month

Library of Congress African American History Month

Checkout the following sites for recommended Black History Month books:

Family Education Top 15 Children's Books for Black History Month

PBS Parents Embracing Black History

Scholastic Black History Month: Books for your First and Second Graders

Don't forget to look up the recommended titles in the Burlington County Library System Catalog.

Educators, use the following resources to assist with lesson plans and student research:

Facts on File African American History Online. This resource is available through the BCLS website on the Online Resources A-Z page under the eLearning & Research tab. You must have a library card to access the database.

Scholastic Teachers Black History Month: Everything You Need

Scholastic Teachers 28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month