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Kwame Alexander

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

Ashley Bryan

By Trolley Past Thimbledon Bridge

Can’t Scare Me! 

Who Built the Stable?: A Nativity Poem

Beautiful Blackbird 

Nick Cannon

Neon Aliens Ate My Homework: And Other Poems

Lucille Clifton

The Times They Used To Be

Some of the Days of Everett Anderson 

Everett Anderson’s Nine Month Long 

Everett Anderson’s Goodbye

Everett Anderson’s Christmas Coming 

One of the Problems of Everett Anderson

Everett Anderson’s 1-2-3

Everett Anderson’s Year

One of the Problems of Everett Anderson

Bryan Collier


Trish Cooke

Full, Full, Full of Love

 Nina Crews

The Neighborhood Mother Goose

Pat Cummings

My Aunt Came Back


Traci Dant

Some Kind of Love: A Family Reunion in Poems  

Alice Faye Duncan

Honey Baby Sugar Child 

Freddi Williams Evans

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

Mari Evans

Singing Black: Alternative Nursery Rhymes for Children 

Shane W. Evans

Olu’s Dream

Ruth Forman

Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon 

Nikki Giovanni

The Genie in The Jar 

Eloise Greenfield

Easter Parade 

The Friendly Four 

Brothers & Sisters 

Nathaniel TalkingUnder the Sunday Tree 

Night on Neighborhood Street 


In the Land of Words

Water, Water

When the Horses Ride By: Children in the Times of War 

On My Horse (Let’s Read Aloud) 

Nikki Grimes

Poems in the Attic

Meet Danitra Brown #1

Danitra Brown Leaves Town #2

Danitra Brown, Class Clown #3

A Pocketful of Poems

Stepping Out with Grandma Mac 

Welcome, Precious 

When Gorilla Goes Walking 

Oh, Brother! 

Under the Christmas Tree

bell hooks

Be Boy Buzz

Grump Groan Growl 

Cheryl Willis Hudson

My Friend Maya Loves to Dance 

Many Colors of Mother Goose

Langston Hughes

Sail Away 

Lynn Joseph

Coconut Kind of Day: Island Poems 

Barbara A. Kellom

Magic, Giggles and Love

Queen Latifah

Queen of the Scene

Sharon Bell Mathis

Red Dog, Blue Fly: Football Poems 

Tony Medina

Deshawn Days

Pamela Claire Mordecai

Ezra’s Goldfish and Other Storypoems

Toni & Slade Morrison

The Lion or the Mouse? (Who’s Got Game?)

The Big Box

Thylias Moss

I Want to Be

Christopher Myers

Black Cat

H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination 

My Pen

Marilyn Nelson

Ostrich and Lark

Lissette Norman

My Feet Are Laughing

James E. Ransome

A Joyful Christmas: A Treasury of New and Classic Songs, Poems, and Stories for the Holiday 

Melodye Benson Rosales

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

Ntozake Shange

Freedom’s a-Callin Me 

Charles R. Smith

Dance with Me: Super Sturdy Picture Book

Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, and Rhythms 

The Mighty 12: Superheroes of Greek Myth

Let’s Play Basketball!

John Steptoe

OUTside INside Poems 

Michael R. Strickland

Poems That Sing to You 

Joyce Carol Thomas

The Angels Lullaby

R. Jay Turner

Rhymz for the NurSoulry (A Collection of Nursery Rhymes Inspired by the Lives of Africans in America 

Nicole Updegraff

I Love my Cotton Candy Hair! (A girl named Charlie presents…)

Renee Watson

A Place Where Hurricanes Happen 

Sherley Anne Williams

Working Cotton