Board Books

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Board Books
Whose Knees Are These?
Author: Jabari Asim
Board book. Takes a loving look at knees from the vantage point of a mother's lap. Age: 2-4. Where to Find:
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Board Books
Baby Goes to Market
Author: Atinuke

Child picture book, and board book. Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers. Age: 3-6.

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Woke Baby
Author: Mahogany L. Browne

Child picture book, and board book. A baby with awareness of social and racial justice issues wakes up for the day. Age: 1-4.

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Baby Says
Author: John Steptoe
Child board book. Baby and big brother figure out how to get along. Age: 5-8. Where to Find:
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Mommy’s Khimar
Author: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Child picture book. A young Muslim girl puts on a head scarf and not only feels closer to her mother, she also imagines herself as a queen, the sun, a superhero, and more. Age: 3-8. Where to Find:

Picture Books

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Picture Books
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale
Author: Verna Aardema

Child picture book. Reveals the meaning of the mosquito's buzz. Age: 5-8.

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Baby Goes to Market
Author: Atinuke

Child picture book, and board book. Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers. Age: 3-6.

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Picture Books
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Author: Derrick D. Barnes
Child picture book, e-audiobook, and e-video. Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair. Age: 6-10. Where to Find:
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The King of Kindergarten
Author: Derrick D. Barnes
Child picture book, and e-book. Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten. Age: 3-7. Where to Find:
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Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
Author: Daniel Beaty
Child picture book. “A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 3-8. Where to Find:
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Where’s Rodney?
Author: Carmen Bogan
Child picture book. Rodney was inside, but always wanted to be outside. His class takes a field trip to the park. Age: 4-8. Where to Find:
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Imani's Moon
Author: JaNay Brown-Wood
Child picture book, and e-book. Little Imani of the Maasai people longs to do something great, like touching the moon, but the other children just laugh at her. Age: 5-8. Where to Find:
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Woke Baby
Author: Mahogany L. Browne

Child picture book, and board book. A baby with awareness of social and racial justice issues wakes up for the day. Age: 1-4.

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I Am Enough
Author: Grace Byers

Child picture book, and e-audiobook. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it. Age: 3-6.

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My Hair is a Garden
Author: Cozbi A. Cabrera
Child picture book. After being teased yet again about her unruly hair, MacKenzie consults her neighbor, Miss Tillie, who compares hair care with tending her beautiful garden and teaches MacKenzie some techniques. Includes tips for shampooing, conditioning, and protecting black hair, and recipes for hair products. Age: 5-7. Where to Find:
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Hair Love : a Celebration of Daddies and Daughters Everywhere
Author: Matthew A. Cherry

Child picture book, e-book, and e-audiobook. A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self. Age: 3-8.

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Let the Children March
Author: Monica Clark-Robinson
Child picture book, e-book, and e-video. Under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, children and teenagers march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. Age: 8-10. Where to Find:
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Uptown
Author: Bryan Collier
Child picture book. A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, a barber shop, summer basketball, the Boy's Choir, and sunset over the Harlem River. Age: 4-8. Where to Find:
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Full, Full, Full of Love
Author: Trish Cooke
Child picture book. For young Jay Jay, Sunday dinner at Gran's house is full of hugs and kisses, tasty dishes, all kinds of fishes, happy faces, and love. Age: 3-6. Where to Find:
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The Ring Bearer
Author: Floyd Cooper
Child picture book. “Jackson's mom is getting married, and Jackson is nervous about his role and his new family."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 4-8. Where to Find:
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Firebird : Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird
Author: Misty Copeland

Child picture book, and e-book. American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice. Age: 5-10.

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My Mommy Medicine
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Child picture book. “When a child wakes up feeling sick, she is treated to a good dose of Mommy Medicine. Her remedy includes a yummy cup of hot chocolate; a cozy, bubble-filled bath time; and unlimited snuggles and cuddles. Mommy Medicine can heal all woes and make any day the BEST day!"--Jacket flap. Age: 3-6. Where to Find:
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A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream
Author: Kristy Dempsey
Child picture book. A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina. Age: 4-8. Where to Find:
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Mixed Me!
Author: Taye Diggs
Child picture book, and e-audiobook. Told in rhyming text, Mike is a mixed-race boy, completely comfortable with his identity and his parents--and his wild, curly hair. Age: 4-8. Where to Find:
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Dragons in a Bag
Author: Zetta Elliott

Child picture book, e-book, and e-audiobook. First book in the Dragons in a Bag series. In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling. Age: 7-10.

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We March
Author: Shane Evans
Child picture book. Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech. Age: 5-9. Where to Find:
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I Am Truly
Author: Kelly Greenawalt

Child picture book. First book in the Princess Truly series. “Princess Truly's rhyming adventures are a celebration of individuality, girl power, diversity, and dreaming big."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 3-5.

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Sing to the Moon
Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
Child picture book. For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. First he dreams of reaching the stars and then of riding a supernova straight to Mars. But on a rainy day at his grandfather's house, he is brought down to earth with a bump. Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away or can he find magic a little closer to home? A touching story of a grandfather's love for his grandson and the quiet pleasures of a rainy day. Age: 5-8. Where to Find:
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Black Is a Rainbow Color
Author: Angela Joy

Child picture book. “A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.” -- Provided by publisher. Includes historical and cultural notes, song list, and two poems. Age: 4-10.

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The Thing about Bees : A Love Letter
Author: Shabazz Larkin
Child picture book. A love poem from a father to his two sons, and a tribute to the bees that pollinate the foods we love to eat. Age: 2-7. Where to Find:
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Henry’s Freedom Box
Author: Ellen Levine
Child picture book, and print with audio. A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia. Age: 4-8. Where to Find:
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Double Bass Blues
Author: Andrea J. Loney
Child picture book. After school orchestra practice, young Nic carries his double bass through rough neighborhoods to his grandfather's home, where he and Grandaddy Nic play jazz music with friends, delighting the neighbors. Age: 3-8. Where to Find:
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When Aidan Became a Brother
Author: Kyle Lukoff
Child picture book. “Aidan, a transgender boy, experiences complicated emotions as he and his parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 4-7. Where to Find:
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Going Down Home with Daddy
Author: Kelly Starling Lyons
Child picture book, e-audiobook, and e-video. Alan looks forward to the annual family reunion at the farm where Daddy grew up, but everyone is supposed to share something special and Alan worries about arriving with empty hands. Age: 5-8. Where to Find:
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Hope’s Gift
Author: Kelly Starling Lyons
Child picture book. A runaway slave during the Civil War, Hope's father returns after the Emancipation Proclamation as a member of the U.S. Colored Troops. Age: 5-8. Where to Find:
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Sing a Song : How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations
Author: Kelly Starling Lyons
Child picture book. Illustrations and easy-to-read text follow a family through five generations as each is inspired by the song written in 1900 to honor Abraham Lincoln. Includes author's note on the history of the song and its meaning in her family. Age: 6-9. Where to Find:
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These Hands
Author: Margaret H. Mason
Child picture book. An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery union workers; includes historical note. Age: 4-8. Where to Find:
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Hands Up!
Author: Breanna J. McDaniel
Child picture book, and e-book. “A young girl lifts her hands up in a series of everyday moments before finally raising her hands in resistance at a protest march."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 3-8. Where to Find:
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Goin’ Someplace Special
Author: Pat McKissack
Child picture book. In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library. Age: 5-8. Where to Find:
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What Is Given from the Heart
Author: Pat McKissack
Child picture book, and e-book. Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire. Age: 5-8. Where to Find: