Children’s Books That Celebrate Black Culture And Diversity


It’s never too early to start teaching your kids about racism. I have collected 15 children’s books that celebrate black culture and diversity that you can start with. As a mother to two ages 6 and 1 year olds, I continuously educated them about love and diversity. It is important that we teach our kids racism and anti-racism. As a mom of a young black son, I feel more inclined to have more conversation with my 6 year old son Nolan about racism by teaching him through reading books that celebrate black culture and diversity. Again, it is never too early to start teaching your kids about diversity, love and anti-racism. If you haven’t started, now is a good time to start by adding these Children’s books that celebrate black culture and diversity to your children’s library. We currently have Sulwe, I Am Enough, Little People, Big Dreams to name a few. I will be adding more to their reading list.

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know how much we love reading to the kids. We ready bedtime stories daily and I am always adding different books to their growing book collections. Last Saturday morning, we all sat together and watched CNN & Sesame Street Town Hall meeting discussing racism and diversity (You can catch it here). I was very informative. 

15 Children’s Books That Celebrate Black Culture And Diversity
    1. Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
    2. I am Enough by Grace Byers
    3. Happy In Our Skin by Fran Manushkin 
    4. The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
    5. Little People, Big Dreams: Harriert Tubman
    6. Everyone Matters by Pat Thomas
    7. Mae Among The Star by Roda Ahmed
    8. Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner
    9. We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Kates
    10. All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
    11. Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
    12. I Believe I Can by Grace Byers
    13. Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
    14. Teach Your Dragon About Diversity by Steve Herman
    15. Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry
    16. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor
    17. Littles: And How They Grow by Kelly DiPucchio 
    18. Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
    19. Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
    20. Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez


1 Comment

  1. folashade
    June 9, 2020 / 8:47 pm

    This is beautiful and such a good start, im buying some for my baby too. Thank you

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