Lulu’s “L” 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


Bunmi Laditan

Picture Book

The Big Bed (2018)*

Grown Folks

The Honest Toddler (2013)

Toddlers Are A**holes: It’s Not Your Fault (2015)

Confessions of a Domestic Failure (2017)*Lulu Mommy Read & Recommended!


René Colato Laínez~El Salvador

Picture Books (Bilingual)

Waiting for Papá/ Esperando a Papa (2004)

Playing•El juego de la Loteria (2005)

I Am René, the Boy/ Soy René, el niño (2005)

René Has Two Last Names/ René tiene dos apellidos (2009)*

The Toot Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez (2010)

My Shoes and I (2010)

Del Norte al Sur/ From North to South (2013)

Mamá la extraterrestre/ Mamá the Alien (2016)

¡Vámonos! Let’s Go! (2016)

Juguemos al futbol y al football! (2016)

Telegrams al cielo/ Telegrams to Heaven (2017)


Queen Latifah

Picture Book

Queen of the Scene (2006)*


Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee

Picture Books

Please, baby, please (2002)

Please, puppy, please (2005)

Giant Steps to Change the World (2011)


Julius Lester~St. Louis, Missouri (January 27, 1939-January 18, 2018)

Picture Books

The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (1987)

More Tales of Uncle Remus (1987)

John Henry (1994)

Sam and the Tigers: A New Telling of Little Black Sambo (1996)

Black Cowboy, Wild Horses: A True Story (1998)

From Slave Ship to Freedom Road (1998)

What a Truly Cool World (1999)

Let’s Talk About Race (2005)


Andrea J. Loney

Picture Books

Bunnybear (2017)*

Take a Picture of Me: James Van Der Zee! (2017) Historical Bio.


Kelly Starling Lyons

Picture Books

One Million Men and Me (2007)

Ellen’s Broom (2012)

Tea Cakes for Tosh (2012)

Hope’s Gift (2012)

One More Dino on the Floor (2016)

Chapter Books

Eddie’s Ordeal (2004)

Jada Jones Rock Star (2017)

Jada Jones Class Act (2017)

A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland (American Girl: A Girl Named) (2018)

Jada Jones Sleepover Scientist (2019)

Jada Jones Dancing Queen (2019)


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