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Books for Babies & Toddlers

Suggested Ages: 0–3

Hey, Baby! by Andrea Pippins

Hey, Baby!

Andrea Pippins

Grandma's Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Grandma's Purse

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Cool Cuts by Mechal Renee Roe

Cool Cuts

Mechal Renee Roe

Happy Hair by Mechal Renee Roe

Happy Hair

Mechal Renee Roe

I Look Up To... Michelle Obama by Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke

I Look Up To... Michelle Obama

Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke

Books for Kids

Suggested Ages: 4–9

Why Not You? by Ciara, Russell Wilson, Jessica Gibson, JaNay Brown-Wood

Why Not You?

Ciara, Russell Wilson, Jessica Gibson, JaNay Brown-Wood

The Spark in You by Andrea Pippins

The Spark in You

Andrea Pippins

Repeat After Me by Jazmyn Simon, Dulé Hill, Shamar Knight-Justice

Repeat After Me

Jazmyn Simon, Dulé Hill, Shamar Knight-Justice

Dream Street by Tricia Elam Walker, Ekua Holmes

Dream Street

Tricia Elam Walker, Ekua Holmes

Harlem at Four by Michael Datcher, Frank Morrison

Harlem at Four

Michael Datcher, Frank Morrison

Standing in the Need of Prayer by Carole Boston Weatherford, Frank Morrison

Standing in the Need of Prayer

Carole Boston Weatherford, Frank Morrison

Little Daymond Learns to Earn by Daymond John, Nicole Miles

Little Daymond Learns to Earn

Daymond John, Nicole Miles

Most Perfect You by Jazmyn Simon, Tamisha Anthony

Most Perfect You

Jazmyn Simon, Tamisha Anthony

I'm Growing Great by Mechal Renee Roe

I'm Growing Great

Mechal Renee Roe

The Green Piano by Roberta Flack, Tonya Bolden, Hayden Goodman

The Green Piano

Roberta Flack, Tonya Bolden, Hayden Goodman

Marley and the Family Band  by Cedella Marley, Tracey Baptiste, Tiffany Rose

Marley and the Family Band

Cedella Marley, Tracey Baptiste, Tiffany Rose

Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar

Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd, Nneka Myers

Bedtime Bonnet

Nancy Redd, Nneka Myers

Black-Eyed Peas and Hoghead Cheese by Glenda Armand, Steffi Walthall

Black-Eyed Peas and Hoghead Cheese

Glenda Armand, Steffi Walthall

Double Bass Blues by Andrea J. Loney, Rudy Gutierrez

Double Bass Blues

Andrea J. Loney, Rudy Gutierrez

I Have a Dream (Book & CD) by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Kadir Nelson

I Have a Dream (Book & CD)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Kadir Nelson

Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter, Shane W. Evans

Lillian's Right to Vote

Jonah Winter, Shane W. Evans

Shirley Chisholm Dared by Alicia D. Williams, April Harrison

Shirley Chisholm Dared

Alicia D. Williams, April Harrison

A Magical Day by April Showers, Anthony Conley

A Magical Day

April Showers, Anthony Conley

We Are Afro Unicorns by April Showers, Anthony Conley

We Are Afro Unicorns

April Showers, Anthony Conley

Smart Sisters by Mechal Renee Roe

Smart Sisters

Mechal Renee Roe

Born Ready by Jodie Patterson, Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Born Ready

Jodie Patterson, Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Harlem's Little Blackbird by Renée Watson, Christian Robinson

Harlem's Little Blackbird

Renée Watson, Christian Robinson

Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton, Raul Colón

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

Paula Young Shelton, Raul Colón

Books for Growing Readers

Suggested Ages: 6–9

Tiana and the Magic of Harlem (Disney Princess) by RH Disney

Tiana and the Magic of Harlem (Disney Princess)

RH Disney

Words Are Magic! by Zaila Avant-garde, Felicia Whaley

Words Are Magic!

Zaila Avant-garde, Felicia Whaley

I Am Born to Be Awesome! by Mechal Renee Roe

I Am Born to Be Awesome!

Mechal Renee Roe

Claudie Finds Her Talent (American Girl) by Bria Alston, Random House

Claudie Finds Her Talent (American Girl)

Bria Alston, Random House

Curve & Flow by Andrea J. Loney, Keith Mallett

Curve & Flow

Andrea J. Loney, Keith Mallett

Becoming Vanessa by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Becoming Vanessa

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Who Will You Be? by Andrea Pippins

Who Will You Be?

Andrea Pippins

Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama, Loren Long

Of Thee I Sing

Barack Obama, Loren Long

That Is My Dream! by Langston Hughes, Daniel Miyares

That Is My Dream!

Langston Hughes, Daniel Miyares

The Faith of Elijah Cummings by Carole Boston Weatherford, Laura Freeman

The Faith of Elijah Cummings

Carole Boston Weatherford, Laura Freeman

Ice Cream Man by Glenda Armand, Kim Freeman, Keith Mallett

Ice Cream Man

Glenda Armand, Kim Freeman, Keith Mallett

Love, Lah Lah by Nailah Blackman, Jade Orlando

Love, Lah Lah

Nailah Blackman, Jade Orlando

Mama's Home by Shay Youngblood, Lo Harris

Mama's Home

Shay Youngblood, Lo Harris

Me and the Boss by Michelle Edwards, April Harrison

Me and the Boss

Michelle Edwards, April Harrison

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora

Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker, April Harrison

Nana Akua Goes to School

Tricia Elam Walker, April Harrison

No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas by Tonya Bolden, Don Tate

No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas

Tonya Bolden, Don Tate

What Is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. McKissack, April Harrison

What Is Given from the Heart

Patricia C. McKissack, April Harrison

Only Passing Through by Anne Rockwell, R. Gregory Christie

Only Passing Through

Anne Rockwell, R. Gregory Christie

The Last Stand by Antwan Eady, Jerome Pumphrey, Jarrett Pumphrey

The Last Stand

Antwan Eady, Jerome Pumphrey, Jarrett Pumphrey

Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissack, Jerry Pinkney

Mirandy and Brother Wind

Patricia McKissack, Jerry Pinkney

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon, Ph.D.

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book

Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon, Ph.D.

Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out! by Patricia C. McKissack, Brian Pinkney

Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!

Patricia C. McKissack, Brian Pinkney

Sweet Justice by Mara Rockliff, R. Gregory Christie

Sweet Justice

Mara Rockliff, R. Gregory Christie

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach

Faith Ringgold

Beyonce: A Little Golden Book Biography by Lavaille Lavette, Anastasia Magloire Williams

Beyonce: A Little Golden Book Biography

Lavaille Lavette, Anastasia Magloire Williams

Colin Powell: A Little Golden Book Biography by Frank Berrios, Kristin Sorra

Colin Powell: A Little Golden Book Biography

Frank Berrios, Kristin Sorra

Harry Belafonte: A Little Golden Book Biography by Lavaille Lavette, Anastasia Magloire Williams

Harry Belafonte: A Little Golden Book Biography

Lavaille Lavette, Anastasia Magloire Williams

Activity Booklet

From coloring sheets, to puzzles, to posters, and more, continue celebrating Black stories all year long with these activities for kids ages 3–9!

Books for Tweens

Suggested Ages: 8–12

Black Boy Joy by Kwame Mbalia

Black Boy Joy

Kwame Mbalia

Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Operation Sisterhood

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

Christopher Paul Curtis

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Clean Getaway

Nic Stone

Eb & Flow by Kelly J. Baptist

Eb & Flow

Kelly J. Baptist

Not an Easy Win by Chrystal D. Giles

Not an Easy Win

Chrystal D. Giles

Futureland: Battle for the Park by H.D. Hunter, Khadijah Khatib

Futureland: Battle for the Park

H.D. Hunter, Khadijah Khatib

Brave. Black. First. by Cheryl Willis Hudson, Erin K. Robinson

Brave. Black. First.

Cheryl Willis Hudson, Erin K. Robinson

Marcus Makes a Movie by Kevin Hart, David Cooper, Geoff Rodkey

Marcus Makes a Movie

Kevin Hart, David Cooper, Geoff Rodkey

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

David Barclay Moore

Recognize! by Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson

Recognize!

Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson

The Swag Is in the Socks by Kelly J. Baptist

The Swag Is in the Socks

Kelly J. Baptist

Trailblazers: Martin Luther King, Jr. by Christine Platt

Trailblazers: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Christine Platt

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices by Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson

Books for Teens

Suggested Ages: 13+

Friday I'm in Love by Camryn Garrett

Friday I'm in Love

Camryn Garrett

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute

Talia Hibbert

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Instructions for Dancing

Nicola Yoon

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones

Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones #2: The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones #2: The Merciless Ones

Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones #3: The Eternal Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones #3: The Eternal Ones

Namina Forna

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

Skin of the Sea

Natasha Bowen

Soul of the Deep by Natasha Bowen

Soul of the Deep

Natasha Bowen

Sun Keep Rising by Kristen R. Lee

Sun Keep Rising

Kristen R. Lee

The Black Queen by Jumata Emill

The Black Queen

Jumata Emill

Finding Jupiter by Kelis Rowe

Finding Jupiter

Kelis Rowe

Chaos Theory by Nic Stone

Chaos Theory

Nic Stone

Nubia: The Awakening by Omar Epps, Clarence A. Haynes

Nubia: The Awakening

Omar Epps, Clarence A. Haynes

Nubia: The Reckoning by Omar Epps, Clarence A. Haynes

Nubia: The Reckoning

Omar Epps, Clarence A. Haynes

Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis

Bad Witch Burning

Jessica Lewis

There's No Way I'd Die First by Lisa Springer

There's No Way I'd Die First

Lisa Springer

Wander in the Dark by Jumata Emill

Wander in the Dark

Jumata Emill

You Bet Your Heart by Danielle Parker

You Bet Your Heart

Danielle Parker

Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi

Bitter

Akwaeke Emezi

Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne

Chlorine Sky

Mahogany L. Browne

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Dear Justyce

Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin

Nic Stone

Off the Record by Camryn Garrett

Off the Record

Camryn Garrett

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Pet

Akwaeke Emezi

Dreams from My Father (Adapted for Young Adults) by Barack Obama

Dreams from My Father (Adapted for Young Adults)

Barack Obama

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers by Michelle Obama

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

Michelle Obama

Notes from a Young Black Chef (Adapted for Young Adults) by Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein

Notes from a Young Black Chef (Adapted for Young Adults)

Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein

The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults) by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults)

Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Sum of Us (Adapted for Young Readers) by Heather McGhee

The Sum of Us (Adapted for Young Readers)

Heather McGhee

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults) by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults)

Bryan Stevenson

145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers

145th Street: Short Stories

Walter Dean Myers

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

Kristen R. Lee

Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis

Mare's War

Tanita S. Davis

This Is My America by Kim Johnson

This Is My America

Kim Johnson

Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne

Vinyl Moon

Mahogany L. Browne

Invisible Son by Kim Johnson

Invisible Son

Kim Johnson

Monstrous by Jessica Lewis

Monstrous

Jessica Lewis

The Homecoming War by Addie Woolridge

The Homecoming War

Addie Woolridge

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Suggested Ages: 13+

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