Welcome to the children's section of our library where you will find free and low cost books for your child written by black writers. Just click on the book you are interested in. We are dedicated in our efforts to build the self esteem of black children and properly educating them. Something the public school system has failed to do. The first two rows of books are for sale. All books below that are completely free. Please consider purchasing a book or submit a children's book for consideration by submitting the link in the 'contact us' form below. Any support you are willing to give to help us in our efforts will be greatly appreciated.
by Spike LeeThis book has sweet, rhyming text with an Afican American flavor (Keep off the wall, please, baby, please!). The illustrations are incredibly realistic, and I especially appreciate the endearing expressions on the toddler in this story. Her expressions of delight, stubborn defiance, and wonder are familiar to anyone who has ever loved or parented a one-year old. Best of all, my own children (ages 1 1/2 and 3 1/2) love this story and ask to read it again and again (Please, Mommy, please!).
by Jabari AsimWHOSE KNEES ARE THOSE is a perfect book to assist in teaching body parts and the beauty of even the simplest of things; in this case, knees. It fosters awareness of self-esteem and depictions of themselves in which children of color can recognize. From the rhyming text to the introduction of counting, this adorable book will become a favorite for children and parents alike.
by Natasha TarleyThis book sounds like the Black Power mantra, “I’m Black and I’m Proud!” The story starts in a place every Black girl, teen, and woman remembers. Before bed, Keyana sits down between Mama’s knees to get her hair combed. Nostalgia, anyone? No matter how gentle her mother is, Keyana says it still hurts. Keyana doesn’t like her hair and how much it hurts. Her mom reminds her that she is lucky because she can wear it any way she wants. Keyana finds reasons to love her hair, and wear it with pride.
by Jabari AsimWHOSE TOES ARE THOSE is a perfect book to assist in teaching body parts and the beauty of even the simplest of things; in this case, toes. It fosters awareness of self-esteem and depictions of themselves in which children of color can recognize. From the rhyming text to the introduction of counting, this adorable book will become a favorite for children and parents alike.
by Crystal BatesBIG HAIR DON'T CARE
Paperback – Large Print, September 25, 2013. Lola has really really REALLY big hair, much bigger than the other kids at her school, but that doesn't stop her from telling anyone who will listen just how much she LOVES her hair!
by Rachel IsadoraA toddler plays a game of peekaboo, and you're invited to play too. First there's Mommy to find, with Daddy not far behind. Then Puppy comes peeking around the corner, and a favorite toy train brings the toddler to Grandma and Grandpa. Isadora's brilliant, joyful pastel illustrations capture the familiar and cozy people, toys and animals that will delight babies.
by Tookie WilliamsTookie Williams Speaks Out Against Gang Violence to black youth in his book "Gangs and Wanting to Belong".
by Thornton W. BurgessFarmer Brown and his Boy are the real villains in the stories as far as conservationist ideas go. Other characters include Little Joe Otter, Sammy Jay, Blacky the Crow and the sage of Green Forest, Grandfather Frog. The Adventures of Buster Bear is indeed an entertaining and informative glimpse of the fast vanishing spaces left on our planet for animals to live in peace and harmony.