Multicultural Books To Get Your Kids Moving

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Take a look at these great books that will have your readers learning and moving!

Cover of "Dancing in the Wings"
Cover of Dancing in the Wings

51% of Black and 41% of Hispanic children were told by doctors they were overweight in the years 2007 – 2010 according to the CDC. Obese children have a lower life expectancy compared to normal weight children. Black parents can help increase Black children’s life expectancy by encouraging physical activity. Research also shows exercise *”stimulates the formation of new brain cells” and **”physically fit kids do better in school.” This must be a part of the Black legacy, supporting Black achievement and preserving Black lives. Here are:

15 Black Children’s Books for Better Bodies and Better Brains
  1. Maya Loves to Dance, by Cheryl Willis Hudson
  2. Jonathan and His Mommy, by Irene Smalls 
  3. Kevin and His Dad, by Irene Smalls   
  4. I told You I Can Play!  by Brian Jordan
  5. JoJo's Flying Sidekick, by Brian Pinckney
  6. Shoes Like Miss Alice's, by Angela Johnson
  7. Happy Feet: The Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hoppers and Me, by Richard Michelson
  8. Jump Rope Magic, by Afi Scruggs 
  9. Watch Me Dance, by Andrea and Brian Pinkney
  10. I Am a Jesse White Tumbler, by Diane Schmidt
  11. Jazz Baby, by Lisa Wheeler
  12. My Nana and Me, by Irene Smalls
  13. Catching the Moon; The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream, by Crystal Hubbard
  14. Rap A Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles - Think of That, by Leo and Diane Dillon
  15. Dancing in the Wings, by Debbie Allen

    Courtesy of Irene Smalls
    Creator Literacise, HairMath and Rin SuperHairoine
    Author Kevin and His Dad, Jonathan and His Mommy
    Pop Pop and Me and a Recipe, and My Nana and Me
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