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Opal Palmer Adisa

Pina, the Many-Eyed Fruit

Kwame Alexander

Indigo Blume and the Garden City

Debbie Allen

Dancing in the Wings 

Maya Angelou

My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

Maya’s World: Angelina of Italy 

Maya’s World: Renee Marie of France 

Jason Armstrong

Chocolate Mixer

Jabari Asim

Girl of Mine


Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! 

Nicole Bailey-Williams

The Shelby Series: The Day the Plums Disappeared 

Starr T. Balmer

Scary, Scary Sasha 

Barbara E. Barber

Allie’s Basketball Dream

Saturday at the New You 

Jaxon Barnes

Kiley’s Purple Hat 

Janet Costa Bates

Seaside Dream

Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert

Off to School

Sandra Belton

May’Naise Sandwiches & Sunshine Tea

Beauty, Her Basket 

Andrea Berry

The Magic Mirror 

Charles Bible

Jennifer’s New Chair 

Becky Birtha

Grandma’s Pride

Sonia W. Black

Just For You! Jumping The Broom 

Joel Eboueme Bognomo


Dee Boyd

Only The Stars 

Marie Bradby

Mama, Where Are You From?

Petronella Breinburg

Sally-Ann’s Skateboard

Sally-Ann in the Snow 

Regina Brooks

Never Finished, Never Done!

JaNay Brown-Wood

Imani’s Moon 

Margery W. Brown

Yesterday I Climbed a Mountain 

Alecia Bryant

Our Father’s Time 

Jeannette Franklin Caines

Just Us Women 


Chilly Stomach 


Bebe Moore Campbell

Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry

I Get So Hungry 

Stompin’ at the Savoy

 Charisse Carney-Nunes


Dorothy Carter

Bye, Mis’ Lela

Wilhe’mina Miles: After the Stork Night

Tiffany Catledge

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

Marie A. Celestin

The Unaccepted Child 

Katina Chimney

Keilah West: The World’s Greatest Klutz 

Deborah M. Newton Chocolate

Piano Man 

Lucille Clifton

Three Wishes 

Don’t You Remember 

Sonora the Beautiful

Lesa Cline-Ransome

Freedom’s School

Evelyn Coleman

White Socks Only

The Glass Bottle Tree   

Bernardine Connelly

Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad 

Floyd Cooper

Juneteenth for Mazie 

Misty Copeland


Nina Crews

I’ll Catch the Moon 

Pat Cummings


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 

Alexis De Veaux


Baba Wagué Diakité

Mee-An and the Magic Serpent

Penda Diakité

Tooth In Africa  

Sylviane Anna Diouf

Bintou’s Braids

Randy DuBurke

The Moon Ring

Karen English

Nadia’s Hands

Speak English for Us, Marisol!

Hot Day on Abbott Avenue 

Big Wind Coming! 

Just Right Stew 

Charles George Esperanza

Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!)

Freddi Williams Evans

A Bus of Our Own 

Valerie Flournoy

The Patchwork Quilt#1 

Tanya’s Reunion #2

The Twins Strike Back 

Ruth Forman

Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon 

Ashley Foxx

Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth

Angela Freeman

Nilajah’s Dolls 

Jan Spivey Gilchrist


Denise Gillard

Music from the Sky 

Whoopi Goldberg


Roz Grace

Trina’s Family Reunion

Eloise Greenfield


Grandmama’s Joy 

Grandpa’s Face 

I Make Music 

My Doll, Keshia

Sweet Baby Coming


Kia Tanisha 

Kia Tanisha Drives Her Car

Nikki Grimes

Meet Danitra Brown #1

Danitra Brown Leaves Town #2

Danitra Brown, Class Clown #3

Come Sunday 

Wild, Wild Hair

A Pocketful of Poems

Monica Gunning

A Shelter in Our Car 

Frederic Guirma

Princes of the Full Moon

Virginia Hamilton

The Girl Who Spun Gold 

Regina Hanson

The Face at the Window 

The Tangerine Tree 

Janice N. Harrington

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County 

Teresa Harris

Summer Jackson: Grown Up

Francine Haskins

Things I Like About Grandma 

Carolivia Herron

Nappy Hair 

Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History

Patricia Hinds

What I Want To Be 

bell hooks

Happy to Be Nappy

Homemade Love

Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard

The Train to Lulu’s 

Chita’s Christmas Tree 

Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) 

Papa Tells Chita a Story 

What’s in Aunt Mary’s Room?

Lulu’s Birthday 

Flower Girl Butterflies

Cheryl Willis Hudson

My Friend Maya Loves to Dance 

Clothes I Love to Wear

Ty Allan Jackson

When I Close My Eyes 

Angela Johnson

Tell Me a Story, Mama

Do Like Kyla 

One of Three 

The Girl Who Wore Snakes

Shoes Like Miss Alice’s

The Wedding 

Violet’s Music 

A Sweet Smell of Roses 

Lily Brown’s Paintings

Lotte Paris Lives Here #1 

Lottie Paris and the Best Place #2

Dinah Johnson

Quinnie Blue 

Dolores Johnson

What Will Mommy Do When I’m at School? 

Papa’s Stories 

Vincent L. Johnson

Of Corn Silk and Black Braids 

June Jordan

Kimako’s Story

Lynn Joseph

Jasmine’s Parlour Day 

N. Joy

The Secret Olivia Told Me 

Ricardo Keens-Douglas

The Nutmeg Princess

Alicia Keys

Blue Moon: From the Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee 

Mary Dixon Lake

Miss Geneva’s Lantern

Queen Latifah

Queen of the Scene

Julius Lester


Amy Littlesugar

Tree of Hope 

Errol Lloyd

Sasha and the Bicycle Thieves 

Nandy’s Bedtime

Nini on Time 

Nini at Carnival 

Loretta Long

Courtney’s Birthday Party 

Kelly Starling Lyons

Ellen’s Broom 

Hope’s Gift 

One Million Men and Me 

Fredrick & Patricia McKissack

Messy Bessey’s School Desk 

Messy Bessey’s Holidays

Messy Bessey’s Family Reunion

Messy Bessey and the Birthday Overnight 

Messy Bessey’s Closet 

Messy Bessey’s Garden

Patricia McKissack

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth

Precious and the Boo Hag

Flossie and the Fox

The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll

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

Angela Shelf Medearis & Michael Medearis

Daisy and the Doll 

Margaree King Mitchell

Uncle Jed’s Barbershop

Granddaddy’s Gift

When Grandmama Sings

Tololwa M. Mollel

The Princess Who Lost Her Hair: An Akamba Legend

Subira Subira

Ruth Morris-Graham

The Happy Sound 

Toni & Slade Morrison

Please, Louise

Shelia P. Moses

Sallie Gal and The Wall-a-kee Man

Thylias Moss

I Want to Be 

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Almost to Freedom

Jerdine Nolen

Raising Dragons

Thunder Rose 

Big Jabe 

In My Momma’s Kitchen 

Christmas in the Time of Billy Lee 

Lissette Norman

My Feet Are Laughing 

Tina Olajide

Emi’s Curly Coily, Cotton Candy Hair 

Denise Lewis Patrick

Red Dancing Shoes 

Shaina’s Garden (Gullah Gullah Island) 

Takisha Payne

Bitsy Bop Wants to Hippity Hop

Charles D. Perkins

Swinging on a Rainbow

Jeanne W. Peterson

I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf

Gail Piernas-Davenport

Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas 

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Fishing Day 

Gloria Jean Pinkney

Back Home 

Brian Pinkney

Jojo’s Flying Side Kick 

Leontyne Price


Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Ruth and the Green Book

James E. Ransome

My Teacher 

Calida Garcia Rawles

Same Difference 

Della Reese

God Inside of Me 

Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach 

Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House 

The Invisible Princess

Cassie’s Word Quilt 

Brenda C. Roberts

Jazzy Miz. Mozetta 

Belinda Rochelle

When Jo Louis Won the Title 


Andrea Ross

Littlest Ballerina 

Carmen Rubin

Ashti Meets Birdman Al

Itah Sadu

A Touch of the Zebras 

Connie Schofield-Morrison

I Got the Rhythm 

Nik Scott

My Hair is So Happy 

Afi Scruggs

Jump Rope Magic 

Crystal Senter-Brown

Gabby Saturday 

Elinor Batezat Sisulu

The Day Gogo Went to Vote: South Africa, 1994 

Irene Smalls

Don’t Say Ain’t 

My Nana and Me

Jenny Reen and the Jack Muh Lantern 

Dawn and the Round To-it

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

Irene and the Big, Fine Nickel

Edward Biko Smith

A Lullaby for Daddy 

Patricia Smith

Janna and the Kings

Ethel Footman Smothers

The Hard-Times Jar 

Auntee Edna 

John Steptoe

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale 

My Special Best 

Bettye Stroud

Down Home at Miss Dessa’s 

The Leaving 

The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom

Crystal Swain-Bates

Big Hair Don’t Care 

The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star: A Coloring and Activity Book

Natasha Tarpley

I Love My Hair!

Destiny’s Gift 

The Princess and the Frog: Princess Tiana and the Royal Ball

Joyce Carol Thomas

The Gospel Cinderella

Linda Trice

Kenya’s Song 

 Nicole Updegraff

I Love my Cotton Candy Hair!

David & Mutiya Visions

Missing You 

If Only I Could!

Daddy Loves His Baby Girl 

Dionne Warwick

Say a Little Prayer 

Sherley Anne Williams

Working Cotton 

Girls Together 

Jacqueline Woodson

Each Kindness

Sweet, Sweet Memory 

The Other Side

Visiting Day

Coming on Home Soon 

Sharon Dennis Wyeth

The Granddaughter Necklace

Something Beautiful 

Always My Dad 

Camille Yarbrough


Tamika and the Wisdom Rings 

Christine Young-Robinson

Isra the Butterfly Gets Caught For Show And Tell