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Maya Angelou

My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me 

Kofi and His Magic

Adwoa Badoe

The Runaway Bicycle

Champion Runner 

Robin Bernard

Juma and the Honey-Guide: An African Story 

James Berry

Don’t Leave an Elephant to Go and Chase a Bird 

Joel Eboueme Bognomo


JaNay Brown-Wood

Imani’s Moon 

Ashley Bryan

Beautiful Blackbird

The Night Has Ears: African Proverbs

Ashley Bryan’s African Tales, Uh-Huh

The Story of Lightning and Thunder 

Ox of the Wonderful Horns and Other African Folktales 

Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Poems 

Eboni Bynum & Roland Jackson

Jamari’s Drum 

Deborah M. Newton Chocolate

Imani in the Belly

Talk, Talk: An Ashanti Legend  

Evelyn Coleman

To Be a Drum 

Trish Cooke

How Anansi Got His Stories 

No Dinner for Anansi 

Pat Cummings

Ananse and the Lizard: A West African Tale 

Ruby Dee

Two Ways To Count To Ten

Tower to Heaven 

Baba Wagué Diakité

A Hunterman and the Crocodile: A West African Folktale

The Hatseller and the Monkeys

The Magic Gourd 

Mee-An and the Magic Serpent 

Penda Diakité

Tooth In Africa

Veronica Freeman Ellis

Land of the Four Winds: Kpa Nieh Kpau

Dwayne Ferguson

The Amazing Adventures of Abiola

Captain Africa: The Battle for Egyptica

Bernette Ford

The Hunter Who Was King and Other African Tales 

Lorenz B. Graham

Song of the Boat 

Eloise Greenfield

Africa Dream

Frederic Guirma

Princes of the Full Moon 

Rosa Guy

Mother Crocodile: An Uncle Amadou Tale from Senegal

Virginia Hamilton

Wee Winnie Witch’s Skinny: An Original African American Scare Tale

 Dakari Hru

Joshua’s Masai Mask

The Magic Moonberry Jump Ropes   

Mary Dixon Lake

Royal Drum: An Ashanti Tale 

Julius Lester


The Old African 

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Janice Liddell

Imani and the Flying Africans

Patricia McKissack

Never Forgotten 

Robert McKissack

Itching And Twitching 

Angela Shelf Medearis

Too Much Talk: A West African Folktale

Tololwa M. Mollel

My Rows and Piles of Coins

The Princess Who Lost Her Hair: An Akamba Legend

Subira Subira 

Orphan Boy

Kele’s Secret 

Big Boy 

Marilyn Nelson

Ostrich and Lark 

Pierre Yves Njeng

Vacation in the Village: A Story from West Africa 

Isaac Olaleye

Bikes For Rent

Lake of the Big Snake 

Bitter Bananas 

Ifeoma Onyefulu

Chidi Only Likes Blue: An African Book of Colors 

A Is for Africa 

Tamara Pizzoli

The Ghanaian Goldilocks

F is for Fufu: An Alphabet Book Based on The Ghanaian Goldilocks 

Kalif Price

Maasai Boy: Heart of a Warrior 

Leontyne Price


Dylan Pritchett

The First Music 

Adjai Robinson

Three African Tales

Singing Tales of Africa

Kasho and the Twin Flutes

Femi and Old Granddaddie

Dorothy W. Robinson

The Legend of Africania

Melodye Benson Rosales

Twas the Night B’Fore Christmas: An African-American Version

Elinor Batezat Sisulu

The Day Gogo Went to Vote: South Africa, 1994

John Steptoe

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale 

Efua Sutherland (Theodora Morgue)

The Voice in the Forest 

Playtime in Africa 

Veronique Tadjo

If I Were a King, If I Were a Queen 

Mamy Wata and the Monster

Grandma Nana

Lord of the Dance: An African Retelling 

R. Jay Turner

Rhymz for the NurSoulry 

Donna L. Washington

A Pride of African Tales

Mary Williams

Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan 

Sheron Williams

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