Our 150 All-Time Favorite African-American Children’s Books
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 ▶.
Check out these other excellent sources for children’s books;
- Our Current Top 100 Recommended African-American Children’s Books (featuring newer titles)
- Board Books Celebrating Black Culture
- The Best African American Children’s Picture Books for 2020
- The Coretta Scott King Outstanding Books for Children and Young Adults
- Children’s Books by Target Age Group
- The Most Critically Acclaimed Children’s Books of the Year
- Bestselling Children’s Book Authors You’ll Love ♥
- Our Bestselling Children’s Books
- The Children’s Africana Book Award-Winning Books
- The John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished American Children’s Books
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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.