Family Reading Recs from Black Men Read

A list of must-have Black books for kids, curated by our community partners at Black Men Read

You can join Black Men Read in their mission to connect readers in our community with great books by purchasing these books to donate through their wishlist! Books purchased through the wishlist will be distributed by Black Men Read to meet the current needs of school libraries, community centers, and shelters throughout Washtenaw County.


 

Chicken in the Kitchen Cover Image
By Nnedi Okorafor, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781911373155
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lantana Publishing - September 1st, 2017

Antiracist Baby Picture Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110508
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - July 14th, 2020

Black Is a Rainbow Color Cover Image
By Angela Joy, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020

I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Mommy's Khimar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534400597
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - April 3rd, 2018

The Patchwork Bike Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536200317
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943147724
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020

Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Another Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534421677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Family Reunion Cover Image
By Christine Platt, Anuki L├│pez (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644945209
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2021

Where's Rodney? Cover Image
By Carmen Bogan, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781951179052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yosemite Conservancy - February 11th, 2021

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Cover Image
By John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780688040451
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad - December 31st, 2018

Happy to Be Nappy Cover Image
By bell hooks, Chris Raschka (Illustrator), Chris Raschka (Cover design or artwork by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484788417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2017

Be Boy Buzz Cover Image
By bell hooks, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781484788400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 27th, 2016

Rain Feet Cover Image
By Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell (Illustrator)
$5.99
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ISBN: 9780531068496
Published: Orchard Books - September 1st, 1994

Flossie and the Fox Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803702509
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - October 30th, 1986

Lost in the Tunnel of Time (Clubhouse Mysteries #2) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442427044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - July 12th, 2011

Please, Baby, Please (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416949114
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - September 18th, 2007

The Talking Eggs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803706194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - September 29th, 1989