Lulu’s “C” 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…Our list will be updated as we continue our Book Journey and discover new authors!

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


Samuel Caraballo~Vieques, Puerto Rico

Picture Books (Bilingual)

Estrellita se despide de su isla/ Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island (2002)

My Grandparents And I/ Mis Abuelos Y Yo (2004)

Estellita en la cuidad grande/ Estrellita in the Big City (2008)

My Big Sister/ Mi hermana mayor (2012)

Estas manos: Manitas de mi familia/ These Hands: My Family’s Hands (2014)


Veronica Chambers~Panama

Picture Books

Double Dutch: A Jump Rope, Rhyme, and Sisterhood (2002)

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa (2005) Historical Bio.*


Mama’s Girl (1996)

Marisol and Magdelena: The Sound of Our Sisterhood (1998)

Quinceanera means Sweet 15 (2001)

Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice (2018) Historical Bio.

Grown Folks

The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own (2017)


Becky Chavarría-Cháirez

Picture Books

Magda’s Tortillas/Las tortillas de Magda (2000)*

Magda’s Piñate Magic/Magda y la piñata magica (2000)


Davon Clark

Picture Books

Chew Chew’s Language Expedition: Counting to Ten in Italian (2015)

The Adventures of Prada Enchilada: The Seven Continents and Their Animal Friends (2016)

The Adventures of Prada Enchilada: Time To Go Shopping (2017)

You Are Different (2018)*


Lesa Cline-Ransome~Malden, Massachusettes

Picture Books

Satchel Page (2000) Historical Bio.

Young Pele (2007) Historical Bio.*

Helen Keller: The World in Her Heart (2008) Historical Bio.

Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier De Saint-George (2011)

Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist (2012) Historical Bio.

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass (2012) Historical Bio.

Freedom’s School (2016) Historical Fiction

Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong (2016) Historical Bio.

Light in the Darkness: A Story about How Slaves Learned in Secret (2017) Historical Fiction

Before She was Harriet (2017) Historical Bio.

Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams (2018) Historical Bio.


Quilt Counting (2001)

Quilt Alphabet (2002)

Chapter Book

Finding Langston (2018) Historical Bio.


Evelyn Coleman~Burlington, North Carolina

Picture Books

The Foot Warmer and the Crow (1994)

The Glass Bottle Tree (1995)

White Socks Only (1996) Historical*

To Be a Drum (1998)

Chapter Books

Mysteries of Dark Tower (2000)

Circle of Fire (2001)

American Girl Addy Book: Shadows on Society Hill (2007)

Freedom Train (2008) Historical

American Girl Cecile Book: The cameo Necklace (2012)

Grown Folks

What’s a Woman Gotta Do (1998)


Floyd Cooper

Picture Books

Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes (1994) Historical Bio.

Mandela: From the Life of the South African Statesman (1996) Historical Bio.

Cumbayah (1998)*

Willie and the All-Stars (2008) Historical Fiction

Max and the Tag-Along Moon (2013)*

Juneteenth for Maize (2015) Historical Fiction*

The Ring Bearer (2017)*


Misty Copeland

Picture Books

Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl how to Dance Like the Firebird (2014)*


Ana Crespo~Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Picture Books

Uxé (2013) Historical [Written in Portuguese]

The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story (2015)*

J.P. and the Giant Octopus (2015)

J.P. and the Polka-Dotted Alien (2015)

J.P. and the Stinky Monster (2016)

J.P and the Bossy Dinosaur (2016)


Donald Crews~Newark, New Jersey

Picture Books

We Read: A to Z (1967)

Ten Black Dots (1968)

Freight Train (1978)

Truck (1980)

Carousel (1982)

School Bus (1984)*

Bicycle Race (1985)

Flying (1986)

Bigmama’s (1991)*

Shortcut (1992)

Cloudy Day Sunny Day (1999)


Kim Crockett-Corson

Picture Book

My Good Morning (2017)*

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