African/ African American Children's Books

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The Largest Selection of Black Children's Books

Lee & Low Books is proud to publish a wide selection of children's books focused on the Black and African American experience. Find award-winning books about Black history and culture for young readers of all ages, including picture books, middle grade, and young adult novels. Our collections feature a wide range of genres, including nonfiction biographies of important figures in Black history and culture like Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Wangari Maathai, Paul Robeson, Bob Marley, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and many more; page-turning fiction featuring African American main characters; and poetry. Jump in and find the perfect book for every reader!

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Growing Peace

By Richard Sobol

Illustrated by Richard Sobol

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Howard Thurman's Great Hope

By Kai Issa

Illustrated by Arthur Dawson

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Tankborn

By Karen Sandler

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Children of Long Ago

By Lessie Jones Little

Illustrated by Jan Gilchrist

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Dear Mrs. Parks

By Rosa Parks

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Drummer Boy of John John

By Mark Greenwood

Illustrated by Frané Lessac

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Tiny Stitches

By Gwendolyn Hudson Hooks

Illustrated by Colin Bootman

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Perfect Liars

By Kimberly Reid

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Rebellion

By Karen Sandler

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Ira's Shakespeare Dream

By Glenda Armand

Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee!

By Andrea Loney

Illustrated by Keith Mallett

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Yummy

By G. Neri

Illustrated by Randy DuBurke

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Strong to the Hoop

By John Coy

Illustrated by Leslie Jean-Bart

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Joe Louis, My Champion

By William Miller

Illustrated by Rodney S. Pate