Fiction > Picture > Family

Debbie Allen

Brothers of the Knight 

Glenda Armand

Love Twelve Miles Long 

Jabari Asim

Whose Toes Are Those? 

Boy of Mine 

Girl of Mine


Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!

Barbara E. Barber

Saturday at the New You 

Ronde & Tiki Barber


By My Brother’s Side

Game Day

Jaxon Barnes

Kiley’s Purple Hat

Janet Costa Bates

Seaside Dream

Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert

Papa’s Mark 

The Music in Derrick’s Heart

Off to School 

Garcelle Beauvais

I Am Mixed 

I Am Living in 2 Homes 

Becky Birtha

Grandma’s Pride

Lucky Beans

Joel Eboueme Bognomo


Arna Bontemps

You Can’t Pet a Possum

Mr. Kelso’s Lion

Marie Bradby

The Longest Wait 

Mama, Where Are You From? 

Once Upon a Farm

Petronella Breinburg

Doctor Shawn (Formerly Doctor Sean)

Margery W. Brown

Baby Jesus Like My Brother

 Tameka Fryer Brown

Around Our Way on Neighbor’s Day

Ashley Bryan

Can’t Scare Me! 

Turtle Knows Your Name 

Alecia Bryant

Our Father’s Time 

Adjoa J. Burrowes

Grandma’s Purple Flowers

Jeannette Franklin Caines

Just Us Women

I Need a Lunchbox 


Chilly Stomach 

Window Wishing 


Bebe Moore Campbell

Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry 

I Get So Hungry

Tisha Campbell-Martin

My Brother Doesn’t Want to Play: Autism From a Siblings Perspective 

Marjuan Canady

Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale 

Nick Cannon

Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Mariah Carey

All I Want for Christmas Is You

Dorothy Carter

Bye, Mis’ Lela 

Wilhe’mina Miles: After the Stork Night

Sabrina Carter

Please Don’t Yell at We! 

Tiffany Catledge

Mixed Me: A Tale of a Girl Who Is Both Black and White 

Deborah M. Newton Chocolate

Imani in the Belly 

On the Day I Was Born 

Lucille Clifton

My Brother Fine with Me 

The Lucky Stone

Good, Says Jerome

All Us Come Cross the Water

Don’t You Remember 


Everett Anderson’s 1-2-3

Bernardine Connelly

Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad 

Trish Cooke

So Much

Full, Full, Full of Love 

Marsha Cosman

A Children’s Book about a Multi-Racial Family 

Donald Crews 



Night at the Fair 


Pat Cummings

My Aunt Came Back

Jimmy Lee Did It 

Angel Baby

The Blue Lake 

Gavin Curtis

The Bat Boy and His Violin

Traci Dant

Some Kind of Love: A Family Reunion in Poems   

Edwidge Danticat

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

The Last Mapou 

Gail Piernas-Davenport

Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas 

Monalisa DeGross

Donavan’s Double Trouble#2 

Penda Diakité

Tooth In Africa 

Taye Diggs

Chocolate Me! 

Mixed Me!

 Sylviane Anna Diouf

Bintou’s Braids 

Randy DuBurke

Little Mister 

Alice Faye Duncan

Honey Baby Sugar Child

Willie Jerome

Christmas Soup 

Tony Dungy

You Can Do It! 

T. Obinkaram Echewa

The Ancestor Tree 

 Zetta Elliott


Marvie Ellis

Keisha’s Doors: An Autism Story  

Tacos Anyone? An Autism Story

Karen English

Speak English for Us, Marisol! 

Neeny Coming, Neeny Going 

The Baby on the Way

Big Wind Coming! 

Just Right Stew 

Strawberry Moon

Freddi Williams Evans

A Bus of Our Own

Hush Harbor: Praying in Secret

Shane W. Evans

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom 

Olu’s Dream 

Valerie Flournoy

The Patchwork Quilt#1 

Tanya’s Reunion #2

The Twins Strike Back

Bernette Ford

Little Red Riding Hood 

The Hunter Who Was King and Other African Tales

Ruth Forman

Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon

 Ashley Foxx

Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth

Angela Freeman

A Warrior’s Lunch: Message to the Black Family 

Jan Spivey Gilchrist


Denise Gillard

Music from the Sky 

Roz Grace

Trina’s Family Reunion 

Anthony’s Surprise

Eloise Greenfield

Good News 

She Come Bringing Me that Little Baby Girl 


Me and Neesie

First Pink Light 

Talk About a Family


Grandmama’s Joy 

Grandpa’s Face

Lisa’s Daddy and Daughter Day 

My Daddy and I

William and the Good Old Days 

Sweet Baby Coming 

Easter Parade    

Brothers & Sisters

Nathaniel Talking 

Monica Greenfield

Waiting for Christmas 

Nikki Grimes

Poems in the Attic

Come Sunday 

Wild, Wild Hair

My Man Blue 

Stepping Out with Grandma Mac

Welcome, Precious 

Oh, Brother! 

Babys Bedtime 

Monica Gunning

A Shelter in Our Car 

Rosa Guy

Billy the Great

Regina Hanson

A Season for Mangoes

The Tangerine Tree

Janice N. Harrington


Roberto Walks Home 

Busy-Busy Little Chick

Teresa Harris

Summer Jackson: Grown Up

Francine Haskins

Things I Like About Grandma 

I Remember “121”

Tonya Hegamin

Most Loved in All the World

Carolivia Herron

Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History

Sandy Lynne Holman

Grandpa, Is Everything Black Bad?

bell hooks

Homemade Love 

Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard

The Train to Lulu’s

Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Mac and Marie and the Train Toss Surprise 

Papa Tells Chita a Story 

What’s in Aunt Mary’s Room?

When Will Sarah Come?

Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys 

Lulu’s Birthday 

Flower Girl Butterflies 

 Toyomi Igus

When I Was Little 

Synthia Saint James


Angela Johnson

Tell Me a Story, Mama 

When I am Old with You 

Do Like Kyla 

One of Three

The Leaving Morning


The Girl Who Wore Snakes 

Joshua’s Night Whispers 

Joshua By The Sea

The Aunt in Our House 

The Rolling Store 

The Wedding 

Down the Winding Road 

I Dream of Trains 

Lily Brown’s Paintings

Dinah Johnson

Quinnie Blue

Sunday Week

Dolores Johnson

Now Let Me Fly: The Story of a Slave Family

What Will Mommy Do When I’m at School? 

Grandma’s Hands 

Papa’s Stories 

Your Dad Was Just Like You 

My Mom is My Show-and-Tell 

Vincent L. Johnson

Daddy’s Good Cookin’ 

Joy Jones

Tambourine Moon

June Jordan

New Life, New Room

Lynn Joseph

Jump Up Time: A Trinidad Carnival Story

An Island Christmas

Mary Dixon Lake

My Circus Family 

Noelle Lamperti

Brown Like Me 

Denize Lauture

Father and Son     

Spike & Tonya Lewis Lee

Please, Baby, Please 

Please, Puppy, Please 

Kathleen D. Lindsey

Sweet Potato Pie

Loretta Long

Courtney’s Birthday Party

Kelly Starling Lyons

Tea Cakes for Tosh 

Hope’s Gift   

Ziggy Marley

I Love You Too

Sharon Bell Mathis

The Hundred Penny Box 

Fredrick & Patricia McKissack

Messy Bessey’s Family Reunion

Messy Bessey’s Closet 

Patricia McKissack

Never Forgotten

The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll

Ma Dear’s Aprons

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

Angela Shelf Medearis

Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story

Snug in Mama’s Arms

Our People 

Tony Medina

Deshawn Days 

Christmas Makes Me Think 

Calvin Miles

Calvin’s Christmas Wish 

Margaree King Mitchell

Uncle Jed’s Barbershop

Granddaddy’s Gift 

Isabell Monk



Blackberry Stew

Sundaira Morninghouse (Carletta Carrington Wilson)

Habari Gani? What’s the News? 

Ruth Morris-Graham

The Happy Sound

Allyson Neal

Ava Lillian’s Blessing 

Ava Lillian Goes to School 

Ava the Angel 

Ava Lillian’s Christmas Play 

Ava Lillian’s Ballet Recital 

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Who Will I Be, Lord? 

Vanessa Newton

Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table

Pierre Yves Njeng

Vacation in the Village: A Story from West Africa 

Jerdine Nolen

In My Momma’s Kitchen 

Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life 

Christmas in the Time of Billy Lee 

Lissette Norman

My Feet Are Laughing 

Isaac O. Olaleye

Lake of the Big Snake 

Denise Lewis Patrick

Red Dancing Shoes 

Peekaboo, Baby! 

Ma Dear’s Old Green House 

No Diapers for Baby! 

Holly Robinson Peete

My Brother Charlie

I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf

Gail Piernas-Davenport

Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas 

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Mim’s Christmas Jam 

Gloria Jean Pinkney

Back Home 

Brian Pinkney

Hush, Little Baby

Jojo’s Flying Side Kick 

Vashanti Rahaman

O Christmas Tree

Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach

Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House

Bonjour Lonnie 

Adjai Robinson

Kasho and the Twin Flutes

Sharon Robinson

Jackie’s Gift

Belinda Rochelle


Melodye Benson Rosales

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

Itah Sadu

A Touch of the Zebras

Irene Smalls

Kevin and His Dad 

Jonathan and His Mommy

My Nana and Me 

Because You’re Lucky

My Pop Pop and Me 

Dawn and the Round To-it

Irene Jennie and the Christmas Masquerade: The Johnkankus

Father’s Day Blues: What Do You Do About Father’s Day When All You Have Are Mothers?

A Strawbeater’s Thanksgiving

Irene and the Big, Fine Nickel 

Patricia Smith

Janna and the Kings 

Sherri Graves Smith

Is My Cup Empty?

Will Smith

Just the Two of Us 

Ethel Footman Smothers

The Hard-Times Jar 

Auntee Edna

Javaka Steptoe

The Jones Family Express 

John Steptoe

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale


Baby Says 


Daddy Is a Monster…Sometimes 

My Special Best 

Bettye Stroud

Dance Y’all 

The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom 

Christine Taylor-Butler

Just For You!: A Mom Like No Other

The Lost Tribes 

Garen Thomas

Santa’s Kwanzaa 

Joyce Carol Thomas

The Gospel Cinderella 

The Angels Lullaby 

The Three Witches 


Justin Tuck

Home-Field Advantage

David & Mutiya Visions

Who’s That Crying

Daddy Loves His Baby Girl 

Mildred Pitts Walter

Little Sister Big Trouble

Donna L. Washington

Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa 

Renee Watson

A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

Cynthia G. Williams

Enid and the Church Fire (Our Neighborhood)

Enid and the Homecoming (Our Neighborhood) 

Rita Williams-Garcia

Catching the Wild Waiyuuzee

Sherley Anne Williams

Working Cotton

Girls Together

Ken Wilson-Max

Furaha Means Happy: A Book of Swahili Words

Zelda in the City

Marshalette Wise

Johnny’s Birthday Surprise: Shhhh!!!! It’s a Secret!  

Bye-Bye Big Bully 

Jacqueline Woodson

This is the Rope 

We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past 

Sweet, Sweet Memory 

Visiting Day

Our Gracie Aunt 

Coming on Home Soon 

Sharon Dennis Wyeth

The Granddaughter Necklace 

Christine Young-Robinson

Chicken Wing