Our 150 All-Time Favorite African-American Children’s Books

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These books, published between 1972 and 2019, are the all-time favorites of authors, booksellers, avid readers, and AALBC. Some of these titles are out of print, but are shared with you to celebrate our legacy of quality books featuring Black children. 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.