This Week’s Diverse Children’s Books!

Six more diverse authors of children’s literature this week on our Book Journey! Several of these authors are also illustrators!!!

Princess Hair (2014)

Author: Sharee Miller

Illustrator: Sharee Miller

📚A Princess’s pride and glory is her crown, her hair! Celebrate curls, braids, twist, knots and other fabulous hair styles with this story!

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (2016)

Author: Javaka Steptoe

Illustrator: Javaka Steptoe

📚As a child Jean-Michel Basquiat was immersed into the world of art and culture! His mother always spent time drawing with him and visiting art museums. Basquiet grew into an accomplished artist leaving his impression on the world!

Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas (2016)

Author: Yuyi Morales

Illustrator: Yuyi Morales

📚It’s Niño vs. His Horrendous Little Sisters! Will the Little Sisters get the goods on Niño with their Poopy Bomb Blowout?

Thumbelina (2003)

Author: Brian Pinkney

Illustrator: Brian Pinkney

📚A beautiful retelling of a classic story!

Max Found Two Sticks (1994)

Author: Brian Pinkney

Illustrator: Brian Pinkney

📚Two sticks, hat boxes, pop bottles, and Max’s imagination! A fun rhythm book to read with children!

Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! (2012)

Author: Wynton Marsalis

Illustrator: Paul Rogers

📚A Jazzy story that will get you up and moving to the beat! By award-winning jazz legend, Wynton Marsalis!

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation (2015)

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Illustrator: Leslie Staub

📚A heartfelt story about the effects of separation from a parent upon a young child. Based on Danticat’s own personal experiences as a child in Haiti.


Until the next Journey…

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