Lulu’s “H” 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


Virginia Hamilton~Yellow Springs, Ohio (March 12, 1934-February 19, 2002)

Picture Book

The People Could Fly (1985) Historical


Zeely (1967)

The Planet of Junior Brown (1971)

M.C. Higgins, the Great (1974)

Arilla Sun Down (1976)

Justice and Her Brothers (1978)

Dustland (1980)

The Gathering (1981)

Second Cousins (1998)

Her stories (1995)


Janice Harrington~Alabama

Picture Books

Going North (2004) Historical*

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County (2007)

Roberto Walks Home (2008)

Busy-Busy Little Chicken (2013)


Catching a Story Fish (2016)


T. Marie Harris

Picture Book

Look What Brown Can Do! (2015)*

Chicken Waits For Hen (2015)

The Shrinkins (2016)


Teresa E. Harris

Picture Book

Summer Jackson Grown Up (2011)*


The Perfect Place (2014)

America Girl: Gabriela Speaks Out (2017)


Vashti Harrison~Onley, Virginia

Picture Books

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (2017) Historical Bio.*

Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (2017) Historical Bio.

Dream Big, Little One (2018) Historical Bio.


Carolvia Herron

Picture Books

Nappy Hair (1997)*

Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History (2007)


Rachel Himes

Picture Book

Princess and the Peas (2017)*


bell hooks

Picture Books

Happy to be Nappy (1999)*

Homemade Love (2002)*

Be Boy Buzz (2002)

Skin Again (2004)

Grump Groan Growl (2008)*

Grown Folks

Ain’t I A Woman?: Black Women and Feminism (1981)

Where We Stand: Class Matters (2000)

Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice (2012)


Cheryl Willis Hudson

Picture Books

Afro-Bets ABC Book (1987)

Afro-Bets 123 Book (1988)

Bright Eyes, Bright Skin (1990)

Good Morning Baby (1992)

Good Night Baby (1992)

Let’s Count Baby (1995)

Many Colors of Mother Goose (1997)

Glo Goes Shopping (1998)

Hands Can (2003)

Construction Zone (2006)

Clothes I Love to Wear (2008)

My Friend Maya Loves to Dance (2010)*

Songs I Love to Sing (2015)

Sights I Love to See (2017)

Early Reader

What Do You Know? Snow? (2004)


We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018)*


Wade Hudson

Picture Books

Jamal’s Busy Day (1991)

AFRO-BETS Kids I’m Gonna Be! (1992)

I Love My Family (1993)*

How Sweet the Sound: African-American Songs for Children (1995)

Robo’s Favorite Places (1998)

It’s Church Going Time (2008)

Puddin’, Jeffrey and Leah (2008)

Places I Love to Go (2008)

Feelings I Love to Share (2009)

Friends I Love to Keep (2009)


Pass It On: African-American Poetry for Children (1993)

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018)*

Early Readers

Five Notable Inventors (1995) Level 4 [G2-3] Historical Bio.*

Five Brave Explorers (1995) Level 4 [G2-3] Historical Bio.

Five Bold Freedom Fighters (2001) Level 4 [G2-3] Historical Bio.

Chapter Books

Anthony’s Big Surprise (1998)

The Two Tyrones (2004)

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