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

 

 

 

We are committed to amplifying Black voices as we recognize our privilege and responsibility to use our space to pursue equity for Black people.

 

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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