African American Childrens Books
A list of some great books to read to African American children between the ages of 4 and 8.
1. Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman. Grace proves she can be the best Peter Pan in spite of classmates telling her she can't because she's female and black.
2. Do Like Kyla, by Angela Johnson. A young girl spends a winter day imitating her older sister.
3. Wild, Wild Hair, by Nikki Grimes. This tells the story of a young girl who refused to be ashamed of her thick hair.
4. No Mirrors in My Nana's House, by Ysaye M. Barnwell. A colorful book about a child who learns a valuable lesson about true beauty.
5. A Rose for Abby, by Donna Guthrie. Abby, whose father preaches in a large urban church, sees a homeless old woman searching the trash cans nearby and is inspired to do something for the local people.
6. Grandpa's Face, by Eloise Greenfield. Tamika becomes afraid when she sees her beloved grandfather making a mean face while rehearsing for one of his plays.
7. Jamaica and Brianna, by Juanita Havill. A little girl hates wearing hand me down boots when her friend Brianna has pink fuzzy ones.
8. Bigmama's, by Donald Crews. Visiting Bigmama's house in the country, young Donald finds his relatives full of news and the old place the same as before.
9. Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky, by Faith Ringgold. A fantasy about a girl who meets Harriet Tubman and a mysterious train in the sky.
10. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale, by John Steptoe. Mufaro's two beautiful daughters go before the king who is choosing a wife.