Discover some children's picture books by Black authors and illustrators to celebrate Black History Month.
Joy, Angela, 1975- author
"A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on"-- Provided by publisher. Includes historical and cultural notes, song list, and two poems.
Lewis, Kevin (Children's author), author
"... a celebration of the powerful love and protective, comforting instincts of a mother for her child"-- Amazon.com.
This simple, playful, and beautiful board book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids.
Woodson, Jacqueline, author
Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.
Cherry, Matthew A., author
Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he loves his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy.
Brantley-Newton, Vanessa, author
There are all kinds of girls! Girls who feel happy, sad, scared, powerful; girls who love their bodies and girls who don't; country girls, city girls; girls who love their mom and girls who wish they had a daddy. With bright portraits in vibrant colors and unique patterns and fabrics, this book invites you to find yourself within its pages.--inside front cover.
Harris, Meena, author.
"One day, Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: they would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground! Based on a true story, this is the uplifting tale of how the author's aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the face of disappointment and turned a dream into reality. This is a story of children's abillity to make a difference and of a community coming together to transform their neighborhood." -- jacket.
DiTerlizzi, Angela, author
"A rhyming celebration of the journey of working toward each new milestone."-- Provided by publisher.
Marley, Ziggy, author
My Dog Romeo is a playful and endearing tribute to Ziggy Marley's beloved pet dog Romeo.
Wyeth, Sharon Dennis, author
When she goes looking for "something beautiful" in her city neighborhood, a young girl finds beauty in many different forms.
Robinson, Christian, author, illustrator
Illustrations and easy-to-read text remind the reader that no matter what happens or how one feels, he or she matters.