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Celebrating Black Children's Authors

July 7, 2020

Bringing diverse books into your home is a great way for children to celebrate themselves and their family, and to learn about other families in their community. Here are some of our favourite books written by Black authors.

Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison

Dream Big Little One tells the story of many amazing black women in history.

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

When this little girl wears her mommy’s khimar, her mommy is with her everywhere she goes!

Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd

Bedtime Bonnet is a story about a loving family and their nighttime hair routines, from the main character’s bedtime bonnet to her father’s wave cap.

Welcome to the Party by Gabrielle Union

This celebratory book is perfect for families who have waited patiently for their newest member.

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

Join Zuri as her dad gets her hair ready for a very special day. Afterward, you can enjoy the heartwarming short film based on the story! 

I am Enough by Grace Byers

This beautiful rhyming book is about loving ourselves and being kind to one another.

Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

With repetition that children will love, this book takes us through the fussy and fond moments of a family’s day.

Hair Like Mine by Latashia M. Perry

Our narrator is sad she can’t find anyone with hair just like hers, until she realizes… no two people are the same! 

Don’t see one of your favourites? Comment your favourite books by Black authors on our Facebook and Instagram and we’ll add them to our list!