Lulu’s “E” 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


Zetta Elliott~Canada

Picture Books

The Girl Who Swallowed the Sun (2014)

A Wave Came Through Our Window (2015)

I Love Snow (2015)

Milo’s Museum (2016)

A Hand to Hold (2016)

Melena’s Jubilee! (2016)*

Benny Doesn’t Like to Be Hugged (2017)


Bird (2008)

City Kids #2: Dayshaun’s Gift (2015) Historical Fiction

Dragons in a Bag (2018)


Margarita Engle~Los Angeles, California

Picture Books

The Poet Slave of Cuba (2008)

Tiny Rabbit’s Big Wish (2014)

Orangutanka (2015)

Drum Dream Girl (2015)*

All the Way to Havana (2017)*

A Dog Named Haku: A Holiday Story from Nepal (2018)


The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom (2008) Historical

BRAVO!: Poems About amazing Hispanics (2017) Historical Bio.


The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba (2010) Historical

The Wild Book (2012)

The Lightening Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist (2013) Historical Bio.

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal (2014) Historical Fiction

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir (2015)

Lion Island: Cuba’s Warrior of Words (2016) Historical Fiction

Forest World (2017)

Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air (2019)


Karen English

Picture Books

Big Wind Coming! (1996)

Just Right Stew (1998)

Speak English for Us Marisol (2000)

Hot Day on Abbott Avenue (2004)

The Baby on the Way (2005)


Speak to Me: (And I Will Listen Between the Lines) (2004)

Chapter Books

Nikki & Deja: Substitute Trouble (2007)

Nikki & Deja: Birthday Blues (2010)

NIkki & Deja: The Newsy News (2011)

Nikki & Deja: Election Madness (2012)

Nikki & Deja: Wedding Drama (2013)

The Carver Chronicles: Dog Days (2013)

The Carver Chronicles: Skateboard Party (2014)

The Carver Chronicles: Don’t Feed the Geckos (2015)

The Carver Chronicles: Trouble Next Door (2016)

The Carver Chronicles: The New Kid (2017)

The Carver Chronicles: Pizza Party (2018)


Francie (1999)

Nadia’s Hands (1999)

Strawberry Moon (2001)

It All Comes Down to This (2017)


Shane Evans

Picture Books

Olu’s Dream (2009)

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom (2011)

We March (2012)*

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