Lulu’s “A” List: Diverse Authors of Children’s Literature

🔖Lulu & Mom have enjoyed reading these books aloud together!

**Read by Mom only…Lulu needs to be a little bit older before enjoying this book!

All other titles are TO BE READ…List will be updated as we continue reading and discovering new authors!

Books are categorized as follows: Picture Books, Early Readers, Poetry, Chapter Books (Elementary School Age), YA (Young Adult/Middle Grade), Grown Folks, Historcal


Roda Ahmed~Hargaisa, Somolia
Picture Books

🔖Mae Among the Stars (2018)


Kwame Alexander~Manhattan, New York
Picture Books

🔖Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band (2011)

Indigo Blume and the Garden City (2013)

🔖Surf’s Up (2016)


Animal Ark (2017)

🔖Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (2017)


He Said, She Said (2013)

The Crossover (2014)

Booked (2016)

Solo (2017)

Rebound (2018)

Swing (2018)


Do the Write Thing: 7 Steps to Publishing Success (2002)

Kwame Alexander’s Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop: Awakening the Writer, publisher, and Presenter in Every K-8 Student (2016)

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life (2017)

The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop (And You Can Too!) (2018)


Debbie Allen~Houston, Texas
Picture Books

🔖Dancing in the Wings (2000)

🔖Brothers of the Knight (2001)


Troy Andrews~New Orleans, Louisiana
Picture Books

🔖Trombone Shorty (2015)

🔖The 5 O’clock Band (2018)


Jorge Argueta~El Salvador
Picture Books (Bilingual)

Zipitio (2003)

La Fiesta de Las Tortillas (2006)

La gallinita en la ciudad/The Little Hen in the City (2006)

Xóchitl and the Flower/Xochitl, la Niña de las Flores (2008)

Olita y Manyula El gran cumpleanos/Olita and Manyula and The Big Birthday (2015)

A Movie in My Pillow/Una pelicula en mi almohada (2001) Bilingual

Talking with Mother Earth/Hablando con Madre Tierra (2006) Bilingual

Guacamole: Un poema para cocinar A Cooking Poem (2012) Bilingual

Tamalitos: Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem (2013) Bilingual

🔖Salsa: Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem (2015) Bilingual

Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds (2016) Bilingual


Picture Books

Splash, Anna Hibiscus! (2007)

Double Trouble (2007)

Anna Hibiscus’ Song (2012)

Baby Goes to Market (2017)
Chapter Books

Anna Hibiscus (2007)

Hooray for Anna Hibiscus! (2008)

🔖Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus! (2009)

Have Fun Anna Hibiscus! (2010)

Welcome Home, Anna Hibiscus! (2012)

Go Well, Anna Hibiscus! (2014)

Love from Anna Hibiscus (2015)

You’re Amazing, Anna Hibiscus! (2016)

The No. 1 Car Spotter (2011)

The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird (2011)

The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Car Thieves (2012)

The No. 1 Car Spotter Goes to School (2014)

The No. 1 Car Spotter Fights the Factory (2016)


Jabari Asim~St. Louis, Missouri

Whose Toes are Those? (2006)

Whose Knees are These (2006)

Girl of Mine (2010)

Boy of Mine (2010)
Picture Books

Jamestown’s American Portraits (2001) Historical

Daddy Goes to Work (2006)

Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington (2012) Historical Bio.

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis (2016) Historical Bio.
Historical Resource

🔖A Child’s Introduction To African American History: The experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country (2018) Historical

Grown Folks

Not Guilty Twelve Black Men Speak Out on Law, Justice, and Life (2001)

The N Word (2004)

What Obama Means:…for Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future (2009)

A Taste of Honey: Stories (2010) Historical Fiction

Only the Strong (2015) Historical Fiction

We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lives, and the Art of Survival (2018)


Vita Ayala~New York

🔖Puerto Rico Strong (2018) [Contributor]

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