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Picture Books: African-American

Guide to children's picture books about the alphabet, colors, holidays, and more!

New Releases

What If by Samantha Berger

Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

When's My Birthday by Julie Fogliano

First Times by Charles Ghigna

The Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan

The Water Princess by Susan Verde

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford


Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema

Ten Nine Eight by Molly Bang

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco

Tar Beach by Fairth Ringgold

Staff Picks

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

The Library Book by Tom Chapin

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

And More!

Have You Seen Elephant by David Barrow

I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

Firebird by Misty Copeland

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio

Maggie and Michael Get Dressed by Denise Fleming

The Color of Us by Karen Katz

The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley

Excellent Ed by Stacy McAnulty

Leo Loves Baby Time by Anna McQuinn

Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn

City Shapes by Diana Murray

I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Trapley

Librarian's Pick