Black History Month: 25 Picture Books Featuring Black Characters

3 Feb

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Don’t read these titles only during Black History Month – these are great books to read any time of the year! And if you like a lot of these authors, they have other material as well, I wanted to promote as many different authors as possible! So stop by your local library or bookstore and stock up on some AMAZING read alouds that also happen to have black characters!

  1. Lizard From the Park by Mark Pett
  2. The Airport Book by Lisa Brown
  3. Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty
  4. H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers
  5. Last Stop Market Street by Matt de la Peña
  6. Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
  7. So Much! by Trish Cooke
  8. Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs
  9. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  10. If I Ran For President by Catherine Stier
  11. The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
  12. One Word From Sophia by Jim Averbeck
  13. Monster Trouble! by Lane Fredrickson
  14. Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
  15. Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson
  16. I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
  17. I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison
  18. Baby Dance by Ann Taylor
  19. Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim
  20. I Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker
  21. One Love by Cedella Marley
  22. Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora
  23. Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
  24. Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn
  25. Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse
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