28 Diverse Children’s Books!

28 Diverse Children’s Books by Diverse Authors!

Our beautiful journey to discover African-American Authors during Black History month was awesome! We read some great books by some fabulous authors! But…Our Journey will not end on February 28! Our journey of discovering African-American and diverse authors of children’s books will continue! We will share our journey with you here each month! Below are 28 fabulous African American Authors that we discovered and read this month! Follow our daily journey on Instagram @lulusbookjourney


📚 The Pathwork Path: A Quilt Map To Freedom (2005)

Author: Bettye Stroude

Illustrator: Erin Susanne Bennett

📚I Got the Rhythm (2014)

Author: Connie Schofield-Morrison

Illustrator: Frank Morrison

📚My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Blusey Mood (2013)

Author: Tameka Fryer Brown

Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

📚Shouting (2007)

Author: Joyce Carol Thomas

Illustrator: Annie Lee

📚BigMama’s (1991)

Author: Donald Crews

Illustrator: Donald Crews

📚Going North (2004)

Author: Janice N. Harrington

Illustrator: Jerome Lagarrigue

📚Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (2017)

Author: Vashti Harrison

Illustrator: Vashti Harrison

📚Summer Jackson Grown Up (2011)

Author: Teresa E. Harris

Illustrator: AG Ford

📚One More Dino on the Floor (2016)

Author: Kelly Starling Lyons

Illustrator: Luke Flowers

📚Surf’s Up (2015)

Author: Kwame Alexander

Illustrator: Daniel Miyares

📚Sunday Outing (1994)

Author: Gloria Jean Pinkney

Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

📚We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past (1997)

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Illustrator: Diane Greenseid

📚In Your Hands (2017)

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrator: Brian Pinkney

📚Homade Love (2002)

Author: bell hooks

Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

📚Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing (1995)

Author: James Weldon Johnson

Illustrator: Jan Spivey Gilchrist

📚We Are Shining (2017)

Author: Gwendolyn Brooks

Illustrator: Jan Spivey Gilchrist

📚Nappy Hair (1997)

Author: Caroliva Herron

Illustrator: Joe Cepeda

📚White Socks Only (1996)

Author: Evelyn Coleman

Illustrator: Tyrone Geter

📚Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (2010)

Author: Barack Obama

Illustrator: Loren Long

📚I Dream of Trains (2003)

Author: Angela Johnson

Illustrator: Loren Long

📚Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (1987)

Author: John Steptoe

Illustrator: John Steptoe

📚Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book (1974)

Author: Muriel Feelings

Illustrator: Tom Feelings

📚Calling the Water Drum (2016)

Author: LaTisha Redding

Illustrator: Aaron Boyd

📚Sleeping Cutie (2004)

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Illustrator: Brian Pinkney

📚Float Like A Butterfly (2002)

Author: Ntozake Shange

Illustrator: Edel Rodriguez

📚Leola and the Honeybears: An African-American Retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1999)

Author: Melodye Benson Rosales

Illustrator: Melodye Benson Rosales

📚Grandma’s Tiny House (2017)

Author: JaNay Brown-Wood

Illustrator: Priscilla Burris

📚Mirandy and Brother Wind (1988)

Author: Patricia C. McKissack

Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

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