11 Children's Books Written by Black Authors

Celebrate Black Authors by adding these books to your children's book shelf

By Holli Carlin February 5, 2021

The beautiful thing about books is they can take you anywhere to any time period and even to different worlds. Children's books offer perspective and experience that children may otherwise never know. Adding books that highlight black characters to your child's book collection can be a huge contributor to being open and compassionate and help your children recognize that different is not bad, but beautiful. 

Here are 11 books we think you should add to your book collection that highlight Black Authors. 

Special thanks to Courtney B. Dunlap for providing the list of titles below. Check out her website and pick up her book The Rumble Hunters and The Rumble Hunters Coloring Activity Book 

B is for Breathe 

Dr. Melissa Munro Boyd

The Rumble Hunters

Courtney B. Dunlap

Princess Nylah and the Journey to the Magic Window 

Susan C. Small

Its In You 

Sharifa Anozie

I'll Be Right There

Jonathan Marshall

A is for Ancestors: My Black College ABC's Coloring Book

Erica Stovall White

The Adventures of Joshua and Pip

John Light, Jr. 

Little Lady Rose

Tamar Grigsby

If Macaroni Could Talk

Antonique Spence

Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?

Patrice McLaurin

Skin Like Mine

Latashia M. Perry


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