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Davida Adedjouma 

The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children 

John Agard 

The Calypso Alphabet

Troy Andrews

Trombone Shorty 

Maya Angelou

My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me  

Harry Belafonte

Island in the Sun 

James Berry

Celebration Song

Charles Bible 

Black Means…

Gwendolyn Brooks 

Bronzeville Boys and Girls

Ashley Bryan  

Let it Shine

Charisse Carney-Nunes 


Deborah M. Newton Chocolate 

My First Kwanzaa Book


Kente Colors 

Floyd Cooper


Kwame Dawes 

I Saw Your Face

Leo Dillon

Jazz on A Saturday Night 

Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles—Think of That 

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Honey: The Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Veronica Freeman Ellis

First Book about Africa: An Introduction for Young Readers 

Juwanda Ford

K Is For Kwanzaa 

Together for Kwanzaa 

Nikki Giovanni

Spin a Soft Black Song 

Vacation Time: Poems for Children

Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat

Ella Grier 

The Seven Days of Kwanzaa 

Nikki Grimes

Is It Far to Zanzibar?: Poems about Tanzania

Monica Gunning

Under the Breadfruit Tree: Island Poems 

America, My New Home 

Not a Copper Penny in Me House

Cheryl Willis Hudson

Harlem Renaissance: Profiles in Creativity

How Sweet the Sound: African American Songs for Children 

Toyomi Igus

Going Back Home: An Artist Returns to the South

Sharna Jackson

Tate Kids British Art Activity Book

Synthia Saint James

The Gifts of Kwanzaa 

It’s Kwanzaa Time!: A Lift-the-Flap Story

Dinah Johnson

Hair Dance! 

Sitting Pretty: A Celebration of Black Dolls

Bill T. Jones

Dance! With Bill T. Jones 

Denise M. Jordan


Juneteenth Day


Jacob Lawrence

The Great Migration: An American Story 

Harriet and the Promised Land 

Cheryl Warren Mattox

Shake It to the One That You Love the Best: Play Songs and Lullabies from Black Musical Traditions 

Let’s Get the Rhythm of the Band: A Child’s Introduction to Music from African-American Culture with History and Song 

Fredrick L. McKissack Jr.

Kwanzaa-Count and Celebrate!

Angela Shelf Medearis

Seven Days Of Kwanzaa 

Walter Dean Myers

We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart 

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson


Toni Trent Parker 

Sienna’s Scrapbook 

Gloria Jean Pinkney 

Music from Our Lord’s Holy Heaven 

A.P. Porter

Kwanzaa (On My Own Holidays)

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, A Young Artist in Harlem

Faith Ringgold

Henry Ossawa Tanner: His Boyhood Dream Comes True

Hilda Robinson

Didn’t We Have Fun!

Belinda Rochelle

Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art 

Allison Samuels 

Christmas Soul: African American Holiday Stories 

Ntozake Shange

Ellington Was Not a Street 

Leotha Stanley

Be a Friend: The Story of African American Music in Song, Words, and Pictures 

Dorothy S. Strickland

Families: Poems Celebrating the African American Experience

Charles A. Taylor

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom 

Joyce Carol Thomas 

In the Land of Milk and Honey 

The Blacker the Berry 

Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea 

I Have Heard of a Land 

Crowning Glory 

Dimitrea Tokunbo

The Sound Of Kwanzaa

Darwin McBeth Walton


Donna L. Washington

The Story of Kwanzaa 

Carole Boston Weatherford

The Sound That Jazz Makes

Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood