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Diverse Books Need Us: Black

Books that Feature Characters who are Black

PreK-2nd Grade Books

Link to America, My Love, America, My Heart by Daria Peoples-Riley in the catalog.
Link to Backyard Camp-out by Jerdine Nolan in the catalog.
Link to the Bell Rang by James Ransome in the catalog.
Link to the Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan in the catalog.
Link to Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy in the catalog.
Link to Born Ready: the true story of a boy named Penelope by Jodie Patterson in the catalog.
Link to Brown by Nancy Johnson James in the catalog.
Link to Carpenter's Helper by Sybil Rosen in the catalog.
Link to Carter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson in the catalog.
Link to Don't Touch My Hair by Sharee Miller in the catalog.
Link to Electric Slide and Kai by Kelly J. Baptist in the Catalog
Link to the First Day of School by Margaret McNamara in the catalog.
Link to Get a Hit, Mo! by David Adler in the catalog.
Link to A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson in the catalog.
Link to Hair Love: a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere by Matthew A Cherry in the catalog.
Link to Here Comes the Parade by Tony Dungy in the catalog.
Link to I am Every Good Thing by Derrick D. Barnes in the catalog.
Link to I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything by Alissa Holder in the catalog.
Link to I Promise by Lebron James in the catalog.
Link to Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall in the catalog.
Link to Kick Push by Frank Morrison in the catalog.
Link to King & Kayla by Dori Hillestad Butler in the Catalog
Link to the King of Kindergarten by Derrick D. Barnes in the catalog.
Link to Lily's New Home by Paula Yoo in the catalog.
Link to Lubaya's Quiet Roar by Marilyn Nelson in the catalog.
Link to My Rainbow by Trinity Neal in the catalog.
Link to Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Pena in the catalog.
Link to Mommy's Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow in the catalog.
Link to My Day with the Panye by Tami Charles in the catalog.
Link to Princess Truly series by Kelly Greenawatt in the catalog.
Link to Play Ball, Jackie by Stephen Krensky in the catalog.
Link to the Proudest Blue: a story of hijab and family by Ibtihaj Muhammad in the catalog.
Link to Ruby and the Booker Boy series by Derrick D. Barnes in the catalog.
Link to Red Shoes by Karen English in the catalog.
Link to Saturday by Oge Mora in the catalog.
Link to Springtime Blossoms by Jerdine Nolan in the catalog.
Link to Sulwe by Nyong'o Lupita in the catalog.
Link to Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang in the Catalog
Link to Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora in the catalog.
Link to Time for Kenny by Brain Pinkey in the catalog.
Link to We March by Shane W. Evans in the catalog.

3rd-5th Grade Books

Link to Akissi: tales of mischief by Marguerite Abouet in the catalog.
Link to Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson in the catalog.
Link to Begone the Raggedy Witches by Celine Kierman in the catalog.
Link to Blended by Sharon Draper in the catalog.
Link to Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome in the catalog.
Link to a Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee in the catalog.
Link to Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins in the catalog.
Link to Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist in the catalog,
Link to Jayla Jumps in by Joy Jones in the catalog.
The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis in the catalog.
Link to Junebug by Alice Mead in the catalog,
Link to the Last Last- Day -of -Summer by Lamar Giles in the catalog.
Link to My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi in the catalog.
Link to New Kid by Jerry Craft in the catalog.
Link to Ophie's Ghosts by Justina Ireland in the catalog.
Link to Ruby and the Booker Boy series by Derrick D. Barnes in the catalog.
Link to the Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon in the catalog.
Link to Sahara Special by Esme Raji in the catalog.
Link to Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramee in the catalog.
Link to Trace by Pat Cummings in the catalog.
Link to Twins by Varian Johnson in the catalog.
Link to the Vanderbeekers of 141 Street by Karina Glaser in the catalog.
Link to Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson in the catalog.

Middle School Books

Link to Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson in the catalog.
Link to Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson in the catalog.
Link to Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz in the catalog.
Link to Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes in the catalog.
Link to Blended by Sharon Draper in the catalog.
Link to Booked by Kwame Alexander in the catalog.
Link to Class Act by Jerry Craft in the catalog.
Link to Crossover by Kwame Alexander in the catalog.
Link to Ghost by Jason Alexander in the catalog.
Link to Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes in the catalog.
Link to a Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee in the catalog.
Link to Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson in the catalog.
Link to Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith in the catalog.
Link to the Inkberg Enigma by Jonathan King in the catalog.
Link to Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist in the catalog,
Link to A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds in the catalog.
Link to Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth in the catalog.
Link to Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson in the catalog.
Link to Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds in the catalog.
Link to Loretta Little Looks Back by Andrea Pinkney Davis in the catalog,
Link to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: a Graphic Novel by Rey Terciero in the catalog.
Link to New Kid by Jerry Craft in the catalog.
Link to the Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert in the catalog.
Link to Ophie's Ghosts by Justina Ireland in the catalog.
Link to the Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson in the catalog.
Link to the Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon in the catalog.
Link to So Done by Paula Chase in the catalog.
Link to Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramee in the catalog.
Link to the Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore in the catalog.
Link to Tristan Strong Series by Kwame Mbalia in the Catalog
Link to Twins by Varian Johnson in the catalog.
Link to the Usual Suspects by Maurice Broaddus in the catalog.
Link to What Lane by Torrey Maldonado in the catalog.
High School Books
Link to All American Boys by Jason Reynolds in the catalog.
Link to American Street by Ibi Zoboi in the catalog.
Link to Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi in the catalog.
Link to the Black Kids by Christian Hammonds Reed in the catalog.
Link to Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi in the catalog
Link to Dear Martin by Nic Stone in the catalog.
Link to Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant in the catalog.
Link to the Hate You Give by Angie Thomas in the catalog.
Link to Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds in the catalog.
Link to On the Come Up by Angie Thomas in the catalog.
Link to PIecing Me Together by Renee Watson in the catalog,
Link to Puncing the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam in the catalog.
Link to When You Look at Us by Pamela N.Harris in the catalog.
Link to You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson in the catalog.

  

 

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