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Talking About Racism and Justice: A Booklist for Parents and Caregivers


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Books About Kindness

Books About Peace

Books To Help Children Through Challenging Times

Notable Black Authors and Illustrators

  • Kwame Alexander
  • Maya Angelou
  • Tracey Baptiste
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Ashley Bryan
  • Lena Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Bryan Collier
  • Floyd Cooper
  • Donald Crews, Nina Crews
  • Shane W. Evans
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Eloise Greenfield
  • Nikki Grimes
  • Langston Hughes
  • Angela Johnson
  • Varian Johnson
  • Jerry Kraft
  • E.B. Lewis
  • Kekla Magoon
  • Walter Dean Myers
  • Kadir Nelson
  • Jerry Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Jason Reynolds
  • Christian Robinson
  • Irene Smalls (Smalls-Hector)
  • Charles R. Smith, Jr.
  • Hope Anita Smith
  • John Steptoe, Javaka Steptoe
  • Carol Boston Weatherford
  • Jacqueline Woodson