19 Picture Books That Celebrate Black Children
To celebrate Black History Month, Save the Children staffers share their favorite children’s books that inspire young boys and girls this month all year round.
Early in 2020, it was estimated that almost 12 million children in America were living in poverty – a burden disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic kids, as well as those living in rural areas. Then COVID forced even more parents out of work. Today, the number of children living in poverty in America is close to 13 million.
The climate crisis is is also magnifying poverty in America, with kids from low-income communities and communities of color at greatest risk.
Children who grow up in poverty are more likely to have certain underlying health conditions. The poorest children also tend to have the fewest learning materials at home and experience higher rates of learning loss. And child hunger is worse in rural America, where child poverty is more persistent.
Rural poverty in America is an emergency. Your support today can give a child growing up in poverty in America the opportunity for a brighter future. Your donation today supports this life-saving work. Make a donation to the United States Program Support Fund or join Team Tomorrow to connect with the causes you care about - like poverty in the U.S. - through your monthly donation.
Child poverty exists in every state and at every income level. But the poorest families experience higher rates of poverty in America and are struggling the most.
COVID has taken a tragic toll on America’s children. Too many are experiencing hardships and trauma that will echo through their lives and communities for years to come.
COVID has had a devastating impact on poverty in America. Children who are poor, children who live in rural areas and children from communities of color appear to be faring worst through the pandemic.
Save the Children knows that early learning opportunities are so critical for children, regardless of their family’s income. That’s why, with your help, we work in more than 200 rural communities across the country to help hundreds of thousands of children every year.
We design, staff and deliver high-quality early childhood education programs that prepare children for kindergarten, provide parents with the skills they need to support their children’s development, and foster the parent-school connection.
Your continued support is needed now more than ever to keep this important work going. Join us in giving children growing up in poverty in America the opportunity for a brighter future.
Sources: Facts and statistics about poverty in america have been sourced from Save the Children’s monitoring and evaluation experts, as well as our thought leadership publications, including our U.S. Childhood Report.
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