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Kwame Alexander

Indigo Blume and the Garden City

Michael S. Bandy

Granddaddy’s Turn

Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert

Papa’s Mark

The Barber’s Cutting Edge 

The Shaking Bag 

Sandra Belton

Pictures for Miss Josie 

From Miss Ida’s Porch 

Robin Bernard

Juma and the Honey-Guide: An African Story

Becky Birtha

Lucky Beans 

Petronella Breinburg

Shawn Goes to School 

Tameka Fryer Brown

Around Our Way on Neighbor’s Day

Ashley Bryan

Turtle Knows Your Name 

Eboni Bynum

Jamari’s Drum 

Dorothy Carter

Wilhe’mina Miles: After the Stork Night 

Faustin Charles

The Selfish Crocodile

Lesa Cline-Ransome

Light in the Darkness: A Story about How Slaves Learned in Secret

Evelyn Coleman

To Be a Drum

Bryan Collier


Floyd Cooper

Juneteenth for Mazie 

Lashon Daley

Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Alice Faye Duncan

Willie Jerome 

T. Obinkaram Echewa

The Ancestor Tree

(Florence Onye) Buchi Emecheta

Nowhere to Play

Karen English

Speak English for Us, Marisol! 

Hot Day on Abbott Avenue 

Freddi Williams Evans

Hush Harbor: Praying in Secret

Battle of New Orleans, The: The Drummer’s Story 

Mari Evans

Singing Black: Alternative Nursery Rhymes for Children   

Dwayne Ferguson

The Amazing Adventures of Abiola 

Valerie Flournoy

The Patchwork Quilt#1 

Tanya’s Reunion #2 

Ruth Forman

Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon

Angela Freeman

A Warrior’s Lunch: Message to the Black Family

Mildred Glover

Buddy Heads for Home 

Eloise Greenfield

Africa Dream

Under the Sunday Tree 

Night on Neighborhood Street 

Nikki Grimes

Meet Danitra Brown #1

Danitra Brown Leaves Town #2

Danitra Brown, Class Clown #3

My Man Blue  

Monica Gunning

A Shelter in Our Car

Regina Hanson

A Season for Mangoes 

The Face at the Window 

Janice N. Harrington

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County

Francine Haskins

I Remember “121”

Wade Hudson

I’m Gonna Be 

Places I Love To Go (I Love To Go)

Angela Johnson

The Leaving Morning

Day Ray Got Away 

Dinah Johnson

Quinnie Blue 

Sunday Week 

Dolores Johnson

The Best Bug to Be

Jump Up Time: A Trinidad Carnival Story

Gail Johnson

Has Anybody Lost a Glove 

June Jordan

Kimako’s Story 

Julius Lester


Amy Littlesugar

Tree of Hope

Kelly Starling Lyons

One Million Men and Me

Cedella Marley

One Love 

Every Little Thing: Based on the song ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley

Denise Walter McConduit

J. and the Debutante Ball (The D. J. Series #3) 

J. and the Jazz Fest (The D. J. Series #2) 

J. and the Zulu Parade (The D. J. Series #1) 

Alice McGill

Sure As Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit and his Walkin’ Talkin’ Friends

Patricia McKissack

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth

Goin’ Someplace Special

Mirandy and Brother Wind

Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt 

Angela Shelf Medearis

The 100th Day of School 


Our People 

Tony Medina

Deshawn Days

Christmas Makes Me Think 

Phil Mendez

The Black Snowman 

Kissyfur of Paddlecab County

Margaree King Mitchell

Uncle Jed’s Barbershop

Granddaddy’s Gift

Allyson Neal

Ava Lillian Goes to School 

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore 

Pierre Yves Njeng

Vacation in the Village: A Story from West Africa 

Isaac O. Olaleye

Bikes for Rent

Denise Lewis Patrick

The Car Washing Street

Eugene Useni Perkins

The Black Fairy and Other Plays 

Kalif Price

Maasai Boy: Heart of a Warrior

Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Ruth and the Green Book

James E. Ransome

My Teacher 

Teresa Reed

Rain, Rain, Go Away Gullah Gullah Island #1 

Happy Birthday, Daddy Gullah Gullah Island #2 

Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach

Counting to Tar Beach

Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House 

Brenda C. Roberts

Jazzy Miz. Mozetta

Carmen Rubin

Ashti Meets Birdman Al

The Gifted Guitar

Itah Sadu

Name Calling 

Afi Scruggs

Jump Rope Magic 

Fatima Shaik

The Jazz of Our Street

On Mardi Gras Day

Ntozake Shange


Irene Smalls

Don’t Say Ain’t 

Ebony Sea 

Irene Jennie and the Christmas Masquerade: The Johnkankus

A Strawbeater’s Thanksgiving

Irene and the Big, Fine Nickel

Charles R. Smith

Dance with Me: Super Sturdy Picture Book

Ethel Footman Smothers

Auntee Edna

Chental Song-Bembry

The Honey Bunch Kids: School’s In Session (Book #1)

The Honey Bunch Kids: School’s In Session (Book #2) 

Javaka Steptoe

The Jones Family Express 

John Steptoe

Train Ride 

Michael R. Strickland

Haircuts at Sleepy Sam’s

Bettye Stroud

Down Home at Miss Dessa’s

Natasha Tarpley

Bippity Bop Barbershop 

Destiny’s Gift 

Debbie A. Taylor

Sweet Music in Harlem 

Dionne Warwick

Little Man 

Renee Watson

A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

Carole Boston Weatherford

Freedom on the Menu:  The Greensboro Sit-ins 

Valerie Wilson Wesley

Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story

Edger White

Children at Night 

Cynthia G. Williams

Enid and the Church Fire (Our Neighborhood)

Enid and the Dangerous Discovery (Our Neighborhood)

Enid and the Homecoming (Our Neighborhood)

Enid and the Great Idea (Our Neighborhood)

Sherley Anne Williams

Girls Together

Jacqueline Woodson

Each Kindness

We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past 

The Other Side

Courtni C. Wright

Journey to Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railroad 

Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Something Beautiful 

Camille Yarbrough


Benjamin Zephaniah

Being Cool