Woah, it’s February already?! It is the month to celebrate black history, women and girls in science, a safer internet for students and much more. Here are 10 eBooks you can find on Fathom Reads to facilitate learning and teaching this month: 

  1. President’s Day by Erika S. Manley
President's Day by Erika S. Manley available as an eBook on Fathom Reads.

This book is ideal for early readers as they learn about American holidays. Take advantage of the reading tips in the beginning of the book which ask students to identify the cover, the picture glossary, and photo labels within the book. This read is short and sweet and encourages students to read on their own! 

Topic: Presidents Day (February 20) 

Publisher: Jump!, Inc. 

Recommended Age(s): 4-7 years

Recommended Grade Level(s): Kindergarten  

2. Yara Shahidi: Actor and Social Activist by Rachel Rose

Learning about youth activists can teach students and children that making a change is possible for anyone, at any age. Explore this biography on Yara Shahidi to inspire students to make a change in their communities today.  

Topic: Black History Month 

Publisher: Bearport Publishing 

Recommended Age(s): 6 years

Recommended Grade Level(s):

3. Mae Jemison: Doctor, Scientist, and Astronaut by Rachel Rose

As the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison is an inspiration to many young children around the world. This book would be great for younger students completing a research project or assignment to celebrate Black History Month and/or International Day of Women and Girls in Science. 

Topic: Black History Month, International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11) 

Publisher: Bearport Publishing 

Recommended Age(s): 6 years

Recommended Grade Level(s): 1  

4. Civil Rights Leaders by Dr. E.D. Hirsch Jr.

In this informational text, students will read about various Civil Rights activists and leaders. A few include Mary McLeod Bethune, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks. To engage students further, teachers can take advantage of the corresponding teacher guide filled with lesson plans, vocabulary lists, assessments and more!

Topic: Black History Month 

Publisher: Core Knowledge Foundation 

Recommended Age(s): 7-9 years

Recommended Grade Level(s):

Languages: English & Spanish

5. 12 Women in Science and Technology by Brianna L. Devore

Adopted by the United Nations in 2015, International Day of Women and Girls in Science is designed to promote equal access and participation of women in the STEM field. This read from 12 story library is a great way to inspire young girls to get interested in science. We think this would be a great resource for a biography project!  

Topic: International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11) 

Publisher: 12 Story Library 

Recommended Age(s): 8-11 years 

Recommended Grade Level(s): 3-5

6. Social Media and the Internet by Meg Greve

Students use the internet at home and in school daily to socialize, learn and much more. More than ever, it is important for students to learn how to navigate the internet safely, and responsibly and after Internet Day, observed on February 7th, is designed to encourage just that. Support the campaign mission by diving into internet safety with this book on Fathom Reads.  

Topic: Safer Internet Day (February 7) 

Publisher: Rourke Educational Media

Recommended Age(s): 8-10 years 

Recommended Grade Level(s): 3-5

Languages: English & Spanish 

7. A Day in a Forested Wetland by Kevin Kurtz

Did you know that 50% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared in the last 50 years? For this reason, the United Nations has recognized February 2nd as World Wetlands Day to increase awareness of these important ecosystems. Use this book, which teaches the daily life of species in a wetland, to raise awareness among your students. We love this book because it offers a sequencing activity, crafts and more at the end to help students apply what they learned while reading. 

Topic: World Wetlands Day (February 2) 

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing  

Recommended Age(s): 7-8 years 

Recommended Grade Level(s): 2-3 

Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin & French

8. Nelson Mandela: Leading the Way by Tamara Hollingsworth

Nelson Mandela was both the first black head of state and the first democratically elected President in South Africa. He was a major player in instilling democracy to replace an oppressive regime, and as a result, received a Nobel Peace Prize. Use this book to teach students about this legendary peacemaker during Black History Month and beyond. 

Topic: Black History Month 

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials 

Recommended Age(s): 8-12 years  

Recommended Grade Level(s): 3-6  

Languages: English, Mandarin & Spanish

9. People Who Predict by Diana Noonan

February 5th is recognized as National Weatherperson’s Day. This celebration is designed to recognize the men and women who collect, analyze broadcast the weather data needed to help us plan out our days. This book teaches students about meteorologists and other professions that predict and forecast natural occurrences. We love this text because students will be able to apply their math skills to real world scenarios as they read. This book may also teach girls about a career in STEM as they read on International Day of Women and Girls in Science.  

Topic: National Weatherperson’s Day (February 5), International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11) 

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials 

Recommended Age(s): 5-12 years

Recommended Grade Level(s): 3-6

10. Flash Points: Stand Up! Fighting For Civil Rights by Eleanor Cardell

Read or listen along to this engaging text that reviews remarkable moments in history when African Americans fought for their right to be treated equally. With eye-catching graphics and fun facts on almost every page, students will surely never get bored. Take learning a step further with a quiz provided at the end of the book.  

Topic: Black History Month 

Publisher: Full Tilt Press 

Recommended Age(s): 10-15 years

Recommended Grade Level(s): 5-8

We can’t wait to hear what you read this month. Let us know by commenting below!


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