A selected list of children's picture books about African American history and the African American experience. 


The Bell Rang

Ransome, James
Call Number: xz

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Barnes, Derrick D.
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Going Down Home With Daddy

Lyons, Kelly Starling
Call Number: xz

Grandma's Purse

Brantley-Newton, Vanessa
Call Number: xz

Hair Love

Cherry, Matthew A.
Call Number: xz

Hands Up!

McDaniel, Breanna J.
Call Number: xz

I Am Enough

Byers, Grace
Call Number: xz

Last Stop on Market Street

de la Pena, Matt
Call Number: xz

Layla's Happiness

Tallie, Mariahadessa Ekere
Call Number: xz folio

Let the Children March

Clark-Robinson, Monica
Call Number: xz

M is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child

Rose, Tiffany
Call Number: xz

Mae Among the Stars

Ahmed, Roda
Call Number: xz

Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

Bildner, Phil
Call Number: xz

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

Miller, Pat Zietlow
Call Number: xz

(Gr. K-2) Growing up in the segregated town of Clarksville, Tennessee, in the 1960s, Alta's family cannot afford to buy her new sneakers--but she still plans to attend the parade celebrating her hero Wilma Rudolph's three Olympic gold medals.  

Saturday

Mora, Oge
Call Number: xz

The Stuff of Stars

Bauer, Marion Dane
Call Number: xz folio

This is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration

Woodson, Jacqueline
Call Number: xz

Grades K -3

A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.

Underground

Evans, Shane
Call Number: xz

(Grades K - 3) A family uses the Underground Railroad to escape slavery. Sparsely worded but powerful.

What is Given From the Heart

McKissack, Pat
Call Number: xz

Woke Baby

Browne, Mahogany L.
Call Number: xz