A Compilation Of Diverse Children’s Books From ‘Here Wee Read’




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If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen our recent mention of Here Wee Read, a website by Charnaie, a diversity and inclusion expert who is also a celebrated computer programmer by trade with over 15 years of experience in Information Technology.

This wonderful website is an excellent resource for finding educational, diverse reading materials for all ages. We want to share this exceptional collection of children’s books which has been compiled by Here Wee Read, and we also want to encourage you to check out their website for insightful book reviews for each of these titles, and so many others!



Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty










What is a Child? by Beatrice Alemagna











Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglass by Dean Robbins











Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table by Vanessa Newton











Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slave to Artist











Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn











Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton











Before There Was Mozart by Lesa Cline-Ransome











Poems for the Smart, Spunky, and Sensational Black Girl by Rachel Garlinghouse, illustrated by Sharee Miller











B is for Breakdancing: An ABC Book of Ways to Shake What Your Momma Gave You by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli











I Know I Can! by Veronica N. Chapman











I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn











Emi’s Coily Curly Cotton Candy Hair by Tina Olajide











Princess Hair by Tina Olajide











One Love by Cedella Marley











Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim











Peekaboo Bedtime by Rachel Isadora











Black, White, Just Right! by Marguerite W. Davol











My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete











Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu by Ylleya Fields











28 Days: Moments In Black History That Changed The World by Charles R. Smith











Emma’s Easter by Lisa Bullard











Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn











Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper











Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim











Kwanzaa Kids by Joan Hulub











Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn












I Am Michelle Obama the First Lady by Margina Graham Parker











I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont











Night Time Routine by Sharee Miller











Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters by Barack Obama











Please, Puppy, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee











I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison











The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats










Happy Hair by Mechal Renee Roe











Just the Two of Us by Will Smith











Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena











Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats










Bippity Bop Barbershop by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley











Baby Dance by Ann Taylor











Summer Jackson Grown Up by Teresa E. Harris











I Had a Favorite Hat by Boni Ashburn











One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul










Monster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson











I Have a Dream by Kadir Nelson











Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts











Happy In Our Skin by Fran Manushkin











One Word From Sophia by Jim Averbeck










Mixed Me by Taye Diggs











She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick











This incredible list has been compiled by Here Wee Read, and we encourage you to check out their website for insightful book reviews for each of these titles, and so many others! Also, head to their Instagram page for regular updates and excellent recommendations.



Cover Image: ©2016  ‘Beautiful’ by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff



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