Top 154 Recommended African-American Children’s Books

AALBC.com’s Books Logo Children’s book, authors, booksellers, and avid readers contributed their favorite children’s books, published bewteeen 1972 and 2020, to this list. Here is a printable list of all the books on this list. Buy all of these books. Here is a beautiful collage of the book’s covers. Read more about this list ▶.

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We know children and young readers will enjoy most, if not all, of these books, because they have already brought joy to countless children. We recommend printed books for young readers, or when reading to a child.

If you feel strongly about uplifting children through books please read and share, “Ten Steps to Promote Diversity in Children’s Literature.” Also, be sure to check out The Brown Book Shelf a great source to discover children’s books and authors.