Special Collection: Celebrating Black Stories
We delved into the Storyworks archives to bring you some of our most beloved stories for Black History Month, from a powerful play about a kid who led a series of sit-down strikes to a gripping nonfiction article about the co-discoverer of the North Pole. We hope you enjoy sharing these stories with your students.
Dr. King Is My Grandpa
Like her famous grandfather, Yolanda Renee King is making a difference — and she thinks you can too.
Matthew Henson helped discover the North Pole. It would
take many years for the world to discover him.
Lift Every Voice and Sing
An uplifting poem about freedom and hope,
sometimes called the Black National Anthem
The incredible story of a man who changed the way America fights fires
How a teen from Puerto Rico changed baseball—and America—forever
An inspiring poem from a popular Harlem Renaissance writer.
The amazing story of Wilma Rudolph, the fastest woman
in the world.
Ayanna the Brave
Across the South in the 1950s, Black people weren’t allowed to go to the same places as White people. But 7-year-old Ayanna Najuma knew that was wrong. Here’s how she and a fearless group of kids fought for their rights—and won.
This Is What Courage Looks Like
During a troubled time in U.S. history, one 15-year-old girl stood up to injustice—and helped change America
Art Credits: Dr. King is My Grandpa: Phil Skinner/AP Images for Scholastic Inc.; Frozen Dreams: Art by Randy Pollak; Marcel Jancovic/Shutterstock.com (dogs); Lift Every Voice and SIng: Art by Loveis Wise; Courtesy of GoogleDoodles google.com/doodles; GO!: Artwork by Greg Ruhl from The Superkids Reading Program Wilma Rudolph © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. Used with permission from Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All rights reserved.; The FIre-Breather: Art by Kingsley Nebechi