This Month's Children's And Young Adult Book Recommendations: February 2013

These eight children’s books, recommended by HuffPost Blogger Devon Corneal, are great ways to celebrate Black History Month and President’s Day with your family.

Corneal says that while she doesn’t have much in the way of suggestions for books about that other February icon, the prognosticating groundhog, “if you want glorious illustrations, extraordinary stories of unsung heroes, and a dreaming president, then I’ve got you covered.”

Below are Corneal’s picks for the month of February, beautifully told tales of the people that helped shaped America, from songbirds like Ella Fitzgerald to the soldiers of 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion.

Books Recommendations For February 2013