As Black History Month winds down, we are taking a pause to focus on lesser-known books about and by Black Canadians. We are reminded that the Black Canadian community represents a diversity of experiences and origins. It underestimates the depth and breadth of the influence on Canadian society exerted by Black Canadians to not examine the nuances of those diverse experiences. To that end, we are showcasing lesser-known books that show us the brilliance and spectrum of the Black Canadian community.
“Mayann’s Train Ride” written by The Honorable Mayan Francis and illustrated by Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo.
”The Little Boy From Jamaica” written by Devon and Pearlene Clunis and illustrated by Emily Campbell
“I Promise” written by Catherine Hernandez and illustrated by Syrus Marcus Ware
“Earth Magic“ written by Dionne Brand and illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
”Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used In War” written by Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine and illustrated by Claudia Dávila.
“Muhiima’s Quest” written by Rahma Rodaah and illustrated by Daria Horb