Great Picture Books by Black Authors & or Illustrators

Hello friends,

Earlier this week I posted some of my favorite Middle Grade reads by Black authors. Today, I’d like to share some picture books by Black authors and or illustrators that I love.

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford illus. by Kadir Nelson

Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, illus. by Vashti Harrison

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illlus by Orge Mora

You Matter by Christian Robinson

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate

Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Bryan Collier

Lullaby for a Black Mother by Langston Hughes, illus. by Sean Qualls

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Eric Velasquez

It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate, illus. by R. Gregory Christie

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali, illus. by Hatem Aly

Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney

Saturday by Oge Mora

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Rafael Lopez

The Undefeated by Kwane Alexander, illus. by Kadir Nelsn

A Place to Land by Barry Wittenstein,  illus. by Jerry Pinkney

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barto, illus. by Don Tate

A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story  by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan, illus. by Floyd Cooper

With thanks,


Posted in News on 06/18/2020 02:23 pm

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