Lulu’s “P” 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


Alex Pate

People Book

Being You (2018)*


Holly Robinson Peete

Picture Book

My Brother Charlie (2010)*


Daria Peoples-Riley~Paso Robles, California

Picture Books

This Is It (2018)*

Gloria Takes a Stand (2019)


Useni Eugene Perkins~Chicago, Illinois

Picture Book

Hey Black Child (2003)*


Andrea Davis Pinkney

Picture Books

Alvin Ailey (1993) Historical Bio.

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa (1993)

Dear Benejamon Banneker (1994) Historical Bio.

Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy (1996) Historical Bio.

Duke ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra (1998) Historical Bio.

Mim’s Christmas Jam (2001)

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa (2002) Historical Bio.

Fishing Day (2003)

Sleeping Cutie (2004)

Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation (2008) Historical Bio.

Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride (2009) Historical Bio.

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down (2010)* Historical

Martin & Mahalia (2013) Historical Bio.

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day (2016) Historical Bio.

Martin Rising: A Requiem For a King (2018) Historical Bio.


Solo Girl (1997)

Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters (2000) Historical Bio.

Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story (2001)

Bird in a Box (2011)

The Red Pencil (2014) Historical



Brian Pinkney

Picture Books

Max Found Two Sticks (1994)*

Jojo’s Flying Side Kick (1995)*

The Adventures of Sparrowboy (1997)

Cosmo the Robot (2000)

On the Ball (2015)


Gloria Jean Pinkney

Picture Books

Back Home (1992)

The Sunday Outing (1994)*


Dr. Tamara Pizzoli~Kileen, Texas

Picture Books

M is for Marrakech: An Alphabet Book of Cities Around the World (2014)

The Ghanaian Goldilocks: A Modern West African Tale (2014)*

F is for Fufu: An Alphabet Book Based on the Ghanaian Goldilocks (2014)*

B is for Breakdancing: An ABC Book of Ways to Shake what Your momma Gave
You (2015)

M is for Mohawk: Am Aplphabet Book of Fresh Hairstyles (2015)

Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO (2016)

K is for Kahlo: Alphabet Book of Notable Artists from around the World (2017)

Z is for Zora: An Alphabet Book of otable Writers from Around the World (2018)

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