Review: My First Heroes: Black History

If you’re looking for a board book that celebrates Black History, I have a fantastic selection for you today. Silver Dolphin’s My First Heroes: Black History is a perfect introduction to Black History for the very youngest readers,

Title: My First Heroes: Black History
Illustrator: Jayri Gómez
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
Published: January 4, 2022
Format: Board Book

This interactive board book celebrates the lives of four heroes of Black History: Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, and Serena Williams. My First Heroes: Black History combines each of these changemakers’ stories with interactive scenes readers can push, pull, and slide, teaching young readers about each individual’s achievements in an entertaining format.

The illustrations by Jayri Gómez are so fun, and they pair perfectly with the interactive panels on each page.

You can pick up your own copy of My First Heroes: Black History wherever books are sold, including Amazon. (Please note: Some links provided are affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to receive a small commission for recommendations at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and to continue bringing content to you. I always appreciate your support!)

Thank you so much to Silver Dolphin for sending me a review copy of such a powerful book for young readers. I can’t wait to share this one with my little one!

About The Publisher:

For nearly 20 years, Silver Dolphin Books has published award-winning activity, novelty, and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12-year-olds. Our focus is to create books that engage and inspire children to learn more about the world around them while fostering a love of reading, exploration, and creative expression. From adorably illustrated board books for toddlers, to interactive play and building sets, to sound books made for story time, we develop innovative books that both enlighten and entertain. To learn more, please visit their website at

About The Illustrator:

Jayri Gómez is a full-time children’s book illustrator from the Dominican Republic. She lives with her family and her two kittens in a warm house in Santo Domingo. To learn more about her and her work, please visit her website at

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