Our Favorite Books by Black Authors

“A good book helps us to engage and connect to the world, people, and things in ways that replenish our soul. Books can heal us, connect the dots, and break down walls, and insecurities. My favorite books are children’s books and I love to share stories with my SonShine!
— Co-Founder, Anique   

This month our nation celebrates the rich history of African Americans. Our family is passionate about teaching lessons that stick by reading books that make you think with an open mind. This month on the blog I’ll be sharing some of our favorite children’s books written by black authors. These books will make you laugh and cry.  

  1. The Other Side- Jacqueline Woodson

  2. Full, Full, Full of Love- Trish Cooke

  3. Please, Baby, Please- Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

  4. The Snowy Day- Ezra Jack Keats

  5. President of the Whole 5th Grade- Sherri Winston

  6. Night Time Routine- Sharee Miller

  7. The Colors of Us- Caren Katz

  8. Whose Knees are these- Jabari Asim

  9. The Hard Times Jar-  John Holyfield

  10. Each Kindness- Jacqueline Woodson

  11. Dance with Me- Charles R. Smith Jr.

  12. Why is Jane so Mad?- Jeffrey Cheatham

This outstanding list of books are sure to make your bookshelf stand out and your family engaged during story time.

Please share your favorite books with us, we love to grow our bookshelf!

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