BHM – Celebrating Black Children’s Books

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  1. MinorityMom says:

    Great list! As the mother of black sons, I’d like to see more book lists that include stories not only about black history but also about the topics the library is full of with characters with white skin. Topics like: a rainy day and finding the fun in splashing in a puddle. Or, friends that explore their neighborhood on bikes and a stray dog they meet. I highly value and pursue the conversation we have in our home about black history and the current day role race plays in their lives. I’d also like my kids to read books with characters that look like them where the purpose of the book is to enjoy the connection with literature and not always to be a teaching tool.

  2. Betsy says:

    Must reads (both are 2017 releases): The Watcher by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Brian Collier (picture book) and One Last Word, also by Nikki Grimes and includes Harlem Renaissance poets (middle grades)

  3. Dorena Williamson says:

    Thanks for this article & the beautiful books listed! I would love to share my upcoming book: “ColorFull, Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us.” It releases May 1 by B&H Publishing.

  4. Love this post!
    Highly recommend everything illustrated by Christian Robinson, especially LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET.

    And Kwame Alexander:

    1. Marc says:

      Yes! Last stop on Market Street is Great.

      Also, Jabari Jumps.

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