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Black Lives Matter at School Week: A List of Picture Books

by Kaitlin Kamalei Brandon

(This article was originally published on Colorful Pages and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


Black Lives Matter at School Week is the week of Monday, Feb. 1 to Friday, Feb. 5. It is based on a movement to recognize and honor Black lives. The week is built around the 13 values of the Black Lives Matter movement. Each day covers a few of these values:

  • Monday: Restorative Justice, Empathy, and Loving Engagement
  • Tuesday: Diversity and Globalism
  • Wednesday: Trans-Affirming, Queer Affirming, and Collective Value
  • Thursday: Intergenerational, Black Families, and Black Villages
  • Friday: Black Women and Unapologetically Black

I am so excited for Black Lives Matter at School Week! It is such a special time where my students, families, school community, and I get to come together to talk about the Black Lives Matter values and how we can uplift and stand up with the Black members of our community. Remember: Every life cannot matter until Black Lives Matter. 

The Black Lives Matter at School organization has some absolutely AMAZING (and free) resources to help you enact Black Lives Matter at School Week in your home, classroom, and/or library. There are also other organizations that have created free quality resources. Check out some those resources here: 

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