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 ...

Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel.

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

Barnes, Derrick.

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

Barnes, Derrick.

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

Bryon, Nathan.

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

Cabrera, Cozbi A.

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

Cabrera, Cozbi A.

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

Charles, Tami.

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

Cherry, Matthew A.

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

Cooke, Trish.

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

Curry, Parker.

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

Doyon, Samara Cole.

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

Duncan, Alice Faye.

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

Evans, Shane.

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

Grimes, Nikki.

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

Joy, Angela.

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

Lee, Spike.

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

Magruder, Nilah.

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

McDaniel, Breanna J.

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

Miller, Sharee.

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

Mora, Oge.

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

Mora, Oge.

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

Oliver, Alison.

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

Peete, Holly Robinson.

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

Pinkney, J. Brian.

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

Pinkney, Sandra L.

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

Robinson, Christian.

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

Schofield-Morrison, Connie.

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

Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah.

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

Velasquez, Eric.

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

Raschka, Christopher.

Introduces the musical style of jazz known as be bop as played by legendary African-American saxoph...

Jordan, Deloris.

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

Greenfield, Eloise.

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

Hughes, Langston.

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

Perkins, Useni Eugene.

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

Nelson, Kadir.

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