Lulu’s “O” 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


Barack Obama

Picture Books

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (2010) Historical Bio.*

Grown Folks

Dreams From My Father (1995)**

The Audacity of Hope (2006)**

Grown Folks Bonus

Michelle Obama

Becoming (2018)**Currently Reading


Nnedi Okorafor

Picture Book

Chicken in the Kitchen (2017)

Chapter Books

Zahrah the Windseeker (2005)

Long Juju Man (2009)

Binti (2015)


Isabell Monk/O’Connor

Picture Books

Hope (1999)

Family (2001)*

Blackberry Stew (2005)

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A Children's Book Journey!