Self-Confidence

Chlorine Sky

Chlorine Sky

Publisher Description A novel-in-verse about a young girl coming-of-age and stepping out of the shadow of her former best friend. Perfect for readers of Elizabeth Acevedo and Nikki Grimes. “Mahogany L. Browne’s debut YA ia an absolute masterpiece. It will leave you...

Stella’s Stellar Hair

Stella’s Stellar Hair

Publisher Description Black girl magic takes the solar system in Stella's Stellar Hair, a celebration of hair, family, and self-love from debut author-illustrator Yesenia Moises! It’s the day of the Big Star Little Gala, and Stella's hair just isn't acting right!...

I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything!

I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything!

Publisher Description Based on a viral video comes the story of one boy’s positive energy and how a sunny outlook can turn everything around. It’s a new day and Ayaan has woken up on the wrong side of the bed, where nothing feels quite right. What if he doesn’t know...

I Am Every Good Thing

I Am Every Good Thing

Publisher Description Winner of the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award! An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut I am a nonstop ball of energy. Powerful and full of light. I am a go-getter. A...

Bunheads

Bunheads

Publisher Description Instant New York Times bestselling series opener inspired by prima ballerina and author Misty Copeland’s own early experiences in ballet. From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty,...

Young, Gifted, and Black

Young, Gifted, and Black

Publisher Description "There are so many things I am and can be... There's a whole world waiting for me."  Introduce your baby to Black excellence with this lyrical board-book edition of Young, Gifted and Black. Includes a mirror at the back so young dreamers can see...

A Night Out With Mama

A Night Out With Mama

Publisher Description From Academy Award–nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis comes a story about glitz, glamour, and the most important thing of all—family. A very talented little girl has a very special night ahead of her. A night where she’ll get to wear a new dress...

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

Publisher Description Maya Angelou’s unforgettable poem is matched with the daring art of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this powerful ode to courage Shadows on the wall Noises down the hall Life doesn't frighten me at all Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem celebrates the...

I Am Loved: A Poetry Collection

I Am Loved: A Poetry Collection

Publisher Description Newbery Award honoree Ashley Bryan has hand-selected a dozen of National Book Award winner Nikki Giovanni’s poems to illustrate with his inimitable flourish. There is nothing more important to a child than to feel loved, and this gorgeous...

Kaya’s Heart Song

Kaya’s Heart Song

Publisher Description Kaya is looking for her heart song – the song that happy hearts sing. Her search takes her on a journey deep into the jungle where a broken down carousel waits for a very special song to make it turn again… Grounded in the principles of...

Sulwe

Sulwe

Publisher Description A New York Times bestseller! Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices! Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s...

Don’t Touch My Hair

Don’t Touch My Hair

An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair. It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In the street, strangers reach...

What Color Is My Hijab?

What Color Is My Hijab?

Publisher Description A children's "learn your colors" book where a Muslim girl chooses what color hijab she'll wear today! Hijab is the crown I wear every day. It is worn many ways, and it comes in every color. What color hijab should I choose today? Yellow, like my...

The Sweetest Sound

The Sweetest Sound

Publisher Description A story of family, faith, and following your heart For ten-year-old Cadence Jolly, birthdays are a constant reminder of all that has changed since her mother skipped town with dreams of becoming a singing star. Cadence inherited that musical...

Hey There Black Child

Hey There Black Child

Publisher Description Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins. Hey Black child, Do you know who you are? Who really are?Do you...

Becoming Vanessa

Becoming Vanessa

Publisher Description For readers of Alma and How She Got Her Name and The King of Kindegarten, this story will help kids just starting school transform from timid caterpillars into beautiful butterflies so they can love who they are.On Vanessa’s first day of school,...

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Publisher Description This lyrical and stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the of spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry  A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They...

Alma and How She Got Her Name

Alma and How She Got Her Name

Publishers Description A 2019 Caldecott Honor BookWhat’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six!...

Princess Hair

Princess Hair

Publisher Description Princesses with curls wear pearls. Princesses with head wraps take long naps. And princesses with teeny-weeny Afros wear teeny-weeny bows. Celebrate different hair shapes, textures, and styles in this self-affirming picture book! From dreadlocks...

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family

Publisher Description A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school–and two sisters on one’s first day of hijab–by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad. With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first...

Your Name Is A Song

Your Name Is A Song

Publisher Description Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian,...

Mommy’s Khimar

Mommy’s Khimar

Publisher Description Selected as a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness! A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother’s colorful headscarf in this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and...

Early Sunday Morning

Early Sunday Morning

Publisher Description In this heartwarming story of love and family, a community comes together to help a young girl find the courage to lift her mighty voice. Sundays are June's favorite days because she gets to spend it with Mommy, Daddy, and her brother, Troy. Next...