May 30, 2017

Six Books About Juneteenth!

On June 19, 1865, the slaves in Galveston, Texas received news from the Union Army: the Civil War was over, and, most importantly, they were free. […]
May 30, 2017

18 Books for National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

In 2006, President George Bush signed a proclamation to establish June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The purpose of the month is “to ensure that America […]
May 17, 2017

Big List of Books for Summer Reading

The school year is coming to an end, and that means it’s time to start culling books for summer reading. Reading is an excellent pastime activity […]
April 1, 2017

16 Books for National Poetry Month

“Sing to the sun It will listen And warm your words Your joy will rise Like the sun and glow Within you” Those beautiful words are […]
March 8, 2017

Women’s History Month: 15 Inspiring Stories of Courageous Women

An article on Unsung Sheroes, posted last year during Black History Month, mentioned the announcement of the “Hidden Figures” movie based on Margot Lee Shetterley’s book […]
March 1, 2017

Our Stories Matter 1st Annual African American Read-In

On Saturday, February 18th, Black Children’s Books and Authors hosted the Our Stories Matter 1st Annual African American Read-In. Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott, a member of […]
February 7, 2017

21 More Books for Black History Month

The importance of remembering one’s history can never be overstated. Choreographer and director Debbie Allen—who is also a children’s author—said, “When a child opens a book […]
January 24, 2017

21 Books for Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson—educator, historian, writer, and the “Father of Black History”—established Negro History Week in 1926. He believed that celebrating the achievements of Black Americans and […]
January 1, 2017

Remembering King: 10 Books to Celebrate M.L. King Jr. Day

Since 1986, the United States has recognized Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a federal holiday. Although King was born on January 15th, the country observes […]
December 13, 2016

15 Picture Books for the Holiday Season

Three Wise Men One dark like me Part of His Nativity Award-winning artist, Ashley Bryan provided rich and brilliant illustrations to complement several of Langston Hughes’ […]
November 27, 2016

Children’s Books: Great Gift Ideas from Picture Books to YA

What’s better than reading a book by a great author? Reading another great book by the same author! It’s gift giving time, and an excellent way […]
November 14, 2016

Post-Election Uncertainty: 10 Picture Books by Black Authors That Promote Self-Love and Acceptance

On November 9, 2016, children in America woke up to learn that Donald Trump had been elected President of the United States. According to some, Trump […]