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Celebrate Black History Month with this free collection of nonfiction dedicated to brave men, women and children who have made a big impact on the world.

Dare to Dream

Read Misty Copeland’s journey from aspiring young dancer to inspiring Black ballet star.

Misty Copeland’s story for grade 1.

Misty Copeland’s story for grade 2.

Grades: 1-2

Source: Scholastic News

Included Teaching Resources: background-knowledge building video, dance break video, vocabulary slideshow, online game, social-emotional skill sheet, 'Dare to Dream.'

Kids Can Change the World

Show your early learners that they can make a difference at any age with this inspiring nonfiction story about 7-year-old, Ayanna Najuma who helped change the world.

Grade: 2

Source: Storyworks 2

Included Teaching Resources: Video read-aloud and vocabulary slideshow.

First to Fly

Empower your students with Bessie Coleman's powerful story about how she became the first Black woman to receive a pilot's license.

Grade: 4

Source: Scholastic News

Included Teaching Resources: Background-building video, close-reading questions, and exclusive for subscribers: a new slide deck for an interactive lesson!

Artist Spotlight: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Introduce your students to Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a mixed-media artist who explores her heritage and identity in her work.

Grades: 7–12

Source: Scholastic Art

Included Teaching Resources: Artist interview video.

Inspire your students to follow their dreams by introducing them to these young Black entrepreneurs featured in Scholastic Magazines+.

Meet Bellen Woodard, the world’s first crayon activist and founder of More Than Peach—a movement that creates crayons to help kids feel included while celebrating their differences. Check out her story in DynaMath for grades 3-5.

Read about Callum Daniel, the 12-year-old founder of iCodeRobots in Scholastic News for grade 4.

Share Jelani Jones' story in SuperScience (grades 3-6) about how she uses science to make colorful bath products for her business, Lani Boo Bath. 

Learn how Maya Penn created an environmentally friendly clothing brand in this article from Science World (grades 6-10.) Maya hopes to inspire teens to start their own businesses. 

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