Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Black History Month PreK

Harrison, Vashti.

Featuring 18 trailblazing black women in American history, Dream Big, Little One is the board book ... More

Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel.

Little Harriet was born into slavery on a plantation in Maryland. Though life was hard, Harriet pers... More

Barnes, Derrick.

Also available in Overdrive. Illustrations and easy-to-read text pay homage to the strength, charac... More

Barnes, Derrick.

Also available in Overdrive. Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great firs... More

Bryon, Nathan.

Aspiring astronaut Rocket draws her community together to see a rare appearance of the Phoenix Mete... More

Cabrera, Cozbi A.

For a little girl on a rainy day, the best place to be is with Mama. ... More

Cabrera, Cozbi A.

Also available in Hoopla. After being teased yet again about her unruly hair, MacKenzie consults he... More

Charles, Tami.

Also available in Hoopla. A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and Brown children everywhe... More

Cherry, Matthew A.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her... More

Cooke, Trish.

For young Jay Jay, Sunday dinner at Gran's house is full of hugs and kisses, tasty dishes, all... More

Curry, Parker.

This book is based on the viral photograph of African American toddler Parker Curry, who, during a v... More

Doyon, Samara Cole.

Also available in Hoopla. Joyful young narrators celebrate feeling at home in one's own skin. ... More

Duncan, Alice Faye.

Also available in Overdrive. Carol Olivia Clementine lives with Mama Rose. Mama Rose is tender and s... More

Evans, Shane.

Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Re... More

Grimes, Nikki.

Illustrations and text welcome a new baby to some of life's delights, from "the glistenin... More

Joy, Angela.

A child reflects on the meaning of being black in this anthem about a people, a culture, a history,... More

Lee, Spike.

A toddler's antics keep his mother busy as she tries to feed him, watch him on the playground,... More

Magruder, Nilah.

Equipped with a camera and determination, an adventurous little girl tries to track down an elusive ... More

McDaniel, Breanna J.

A young girl lifts her hands up in a series of everyday moments before finally raising her hands in... More

Miller, Sharee.

Little girls pretending to be princesses celebrate the different shapes, textures, and styles of th... More

Mora, Oge.

Also available in Hoopla. When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother stil... More

Mora, Oge.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, h... More

Oliver, Alison.

Sun loves playing soccer but after seeing his brother, Pablo, making art he goes on an adventure wi... More

Peete, Holly Robinson.

A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it har... More

Pinkney, J. Brian.

Carter gets a truck instead of a much wanted puppy, but he soon discovers his new toy is just as fu... More

Pinkney, Sandra L.

Photographs and poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of African American children. ... More

Robinson, Christian.

Illustrations and easy-to-read text remind the reader that no matter what happens or how one feels,... More

Schofield-Morrison, Connie.

On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her... More

Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah.

Also available in Hoopla. A young Muslim girl puts on a head scarf and not only feels closer to her... More

Velasquez, Eric.

Also available in Overdrive. "When a boy's abuela accuses him of being careless with his ... More

Jordan, Deloris.

Celebrates the blessings that parents wish for their newborn babies through a prayer that emphasize... More

Greenfield, Eloise.

Titles include "I Look Pretty," "Fun," "Riding on the Train," "H... More

Hughes, Langston.

The author's poem about a mother's love for her child is paired with color illustrations.... More

Perkins, Useni Eugene.

A lyrical, empowering poem that celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young ones to dre... More

Nelson, Kadir.

Also available in Hoopla. Illustrated version of the classic children's song, including score ... More