Book List: Black Voices in Children’s Books

Sooo my other list featuring Black Voices in young adult literature did great. Check it out here! Keep checking that one out and sharing it. At the request of my big sister who recently had a baby, my little Questlove! His name is Quest. I am making this list to feature books with black characters and black authors for children. I am also going to include “juvenile” books to which focus on that older kid/preteen group.

Ezra Jack Keats

Ylleya Fields

Kadir Nelson

Rachel Isadora

Jacqueline Woodson

Brian & Andrea Pinkney

Crystal Swain Bates

Vanessa Brantley Newton

Angela Johnson

Chapter Books for Kids

Jason Reynolds

Rita Garcia Williams

Sharon M. Draper

I will add more to this list as I come across more, books are coming out every day. I will also post a few other lists that deal with diverse characters. Keep an eye out for those.

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    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Many thanks!


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