This Week’s Diverse Children’s Books!

We enjoyed reading these eight diverse authors of children’s literature this week!

A Night Out With Mama (2017)

Author: Quvenzhané Wallis

Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton

📚Written by Academy Award-Nominated young actress best known for her roles in, Annie and Beast of the Southern Wild, Wallis has written a book celebrating the special relationship between a mother and daughter! Join them on a night out on the town!

Grandma’s Purse (2018)

Author: Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton

📚Grandmas always have a purse full of goodies! Find out what Grandma Mimi has special in her bag for her granddaughter in, Grandma’s Purse!

Islandborn (2018)

Author: Junot Díaz

Illustrator: Leo Espinosa

📚Islandborn is the beautifully told and illustrated story of Lola who is trying to remember the island she came from as a baby. Through colorful stories from family, friends and neighbors she vividly recreates her island home!

I Am Loved: A Poetry Collection (2018)

Author: Nikki Giovanni

Illustrator: Ashley Bryan

📚I Am Loved is the first collection of poetry we read this April for, National Poetry Month! Poems by the amazing Poet, Nikki Giovanni! Read more about this collection and discover more poetry books in our Perfectly Poetic post.

Riley Knows He Can (2018)

Author: Davina Hamilton

Illustrator: Elena Reinoso

📚Riley will encourage children to overcome their doubts and fears so they may do the things their heart desires!

Dream Big (2017)

Author: Kenya Wright

Illustrator: Kenya Wright

📚A sweet story to remind children that their dreams are never too big or too far away for them to achieve!

The Big Bed (2018)

Author: Bunmi Laditan

Illustrator: Tom Knight

📚If you have a child who has taken over your bed…Read this!!!

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (2017)

Authors: Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth

Illustrator: Ekua Holmes

📚Our second collection of poetry we are working on! Celebrating poetry legends! Also featured in our Perfectly Poetic post.


Until the next Journey…

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