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Reading For Young Minds

Reading provides our children with the ability to have dreams and imagine themselves to be more than what society expects them to be. Consistency in reading among younger children has improved their attention span and concentration allowing them to better absorb information. According to the International Literacy Association, 781 million people in the world who are either illiterate (incapable of reading a single word) or functionally illiterate ( basic or below basic ability to read) with 126 million of them being young people. Please see below for a list of children's books written by black authors.

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

When god Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

Hair Love by Matthew Cherry

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad

What Will I be? By Jayla Joseph

I Am… Positive Affirmation for Brown Boys by Ayesha Rodriguez

Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lee Lewis

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen

Daddy Why Am I Brown? By Bedford Palmer

Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World (Vol. 1) by L.A. Amber

Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Black Leaders Who Made History (Vol. 2) by L.A. Amber

Black History Matters: Civil Rights Movement Heroes (Vol. 1) by L. A. Amber

Black History Matters: Black athletes Who Changed Sports (Vol. 2) by L. A. Amber

Going Down Home With Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’O

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown & Jason Brown

Hair Like Mine by LaTashia M. Perry

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

I Know I Can by Nasir Jones

Chocolate Me! By Taye Diggs

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