Lulu’s “D” 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


Angela Dalton~Oakland, California

Picture Book

If You Look Up to the Sky (2017)*


Edwidge Danticat~Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Picture Books

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti (2010) Historical Fiction

Mama’s Nightingale (2015)*


Behind the Mountains (2004)

Anacaona, Golden Flower Haiti 1490 (2005) Historical Bio.

The Last Mapou (2013)

Untwine (2015)

Grown Folks

Breathe, Eyes, Memory (1994)**

Krik? Krak! (1995)

The Farming of the Bones (1998)**

Behind the Mountains (2002)

The Dew Breaker (2004)

Brother I’m Dying (2007)

Claire of the Sea Light (2013)


Anika Denise

Picture Books

Monster Trucks (2004)*

Pig Loves Potatoes (2007)

Bella and Stella Come Home (2010)*

Baking Day at Grandma’s (2014)

Starring Carmen! (2017)*

Lights, Camera, Carmen! (2018)

Planting Stories, The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré (2019)


Portia Dery~Ghana

Picture Book

Grandma’s List (2018)*


Hannah C. Dias

Picture Books

Beautiful, Wonderful, Strong Little Me! (2018)*

Dazzling Travis: A Story about Being Confident & Original (2019)


Marley Dias

Marley Dias Gets It done; And So Can You! (2018)


Taye Diggs~Newark, New Jersey

Picture Books

Chocolate Me! (2011)*

Mixed Me! (2015)*

I Love You More Than…(2018)


Leo Dillon~Brooklyn, New York (March 2, 1933-May 26, 2012)
Picture Books

Rap A Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles-Think of That! (2002)

Mother Goose (2007)

Jazz on a Saturday Night (2007)

If Kids Ran the World (2014)*


Angela Dominguez~Mexico City

Picture Books

Santiago Stays (2013)

Maria Has a Little Llama/ Maria Tenia Una Llamita (2013)

Let’s Go, Hugo! (2013)

Knit Together (2015)*

How Do You Say?/ ¿Como Se Dice? (2016)

Sing, Don’t Cry (2017)

How are You?/ ¿Cómo Estás? (2018) Bilingual

Chapter Book

Stella Diaz Has Something to Say (2018)*


Tony Dungy

Picture Books

You Can Do It! (2008)

You Can Be a Friend (2011)

Austin Plays Fair: A Team Dungy Story about Football (2018)

Maria Finds Courage: A Team Dungy Story about Soccer (2018)

Early Readers

A Team Stays Together! (2011) Level 2

Ruby’s New Home (2011) Level 2

Justin and the Bully (2012) Level 2*

Go, Jade, Go! (2013) Level 2

The Missing Cupcake Mystery (2013) Level 2

Here Comes the Parade (2014) Level 2

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