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Storytime Books With African American Characters

Lisa Dickson
The list author says: "Recent News:

Nikki Grimes recently wrote a great chapter book called "Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel." It's geared toward third-graders"
Lola at the Library
Lola at the Library
"Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings, and share a special treat."
Peekaboo Morning
Peekaboo Morning
"A baby plays peek-a-boo while learning the names for members of her family."
Look at the Baby
Look at the Baby
"For babies and toddlers, this is a good introduction to the names of different body parts (eyes, nose...)"
Please, Baby, Please
Please, Baby, Please
"Spike Lee and his wife have written the perfect Picture Book!  It has rhyming words, repeated phrases and the predictable storyline. A young child is overflowing with energy while enjoying daily activities."
Flower Garden
Flower Garden
"A little girl helps her father plan a birthday surprise for her mother."
Sing-Along Song
Sing-Along Song
"A child sings along with all the wonderful sounds in his everyday world."
Summer Sun Risin'
Summer Sun Risin'
"A young man enjoys a summer day on his family's farm, milking the cows, fishing, and having fun."
Honey, I Love
Honey, I Love
"A celebration of the love that a little girl has for her cousin, her family and the world around her."
Homemade Love: Picture Book
Homemade Love: Picture Book
"A girl savors the warmth and love of her family. No one can be "all the time right," but her parents provide her with protection and acceptance."
So Much!
So Much!
"One by one, family members ring the doorbell and make a grand entrance by expressing their love for the new baby."
These Hands
These Hands
"A little girl celebrates all the things her hands can do!"
I Can Do It Too!: Handprint Books
I Can Do It Too!: Handprint Books
"A young child celebrates her growing capabilities, naming a succession of things that grown-ups can do, and adding, "I can do it, too!""
My Pop Pop and Me
My Pop Pop and Me
"A young boy sniffs the lemon whiff and clinks the dishes in the sink, while helping his Pop Pop bake a cake."
Honey Baby Sugar Child
Honey Baby Sugar Child
"Another celebration of the love shared between a mother and her child."
Snug in Mama's Arms
Snug in Mama's Arms
"A bedtime storytime book that acknowledges that some young children sleep with Mama."
Full, Full, Full of Love
Full, Full, Full of Love
"Sunday dinner at Grandma's house is full of tasty dishes, all kinds of fishes, hugs and kisses, and lots of love!"
Feast for 10
Feast for 10
"Numbers from one to ten are used to share how members of a family shop and work together to prepare a meal."
Welcome, Precious
Welcome, Precious
"From the glistening mystery of soap bubbles to the swish of leaves in the breeze, everything surrounding the newborn is welcoming the baby into existence."
The Baby on the Way
The Baby on the Way
"When a young boy asks his grandmother if she was ever a baby, she tells him the story of how she was born."
Keisha Ann Can!
Keisha Ann Can!
"A rhyming celebration of Keisha Ann's talents and abilities, as she expresses them at school."
Wow! It Sure is Good to Be You!
Wow! It Sure is Good to Be You!
"A celebration of personal empowerment."
Read And Rise: (Foreword by Maya Angelou)
Read And Rise: (Foreword by Maya Angelou)
"Photographs and poetic text celebrate reading as a means of encouraging African American children to pursue their dreams."
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
"Kadir Nelson's beautiful illustration breathe new life into this familiar spiritual."
This Little Light of Mine
This Little Light of Mine
"A young man shares joy everywhere he goes..."
We're Going on a Lion Hunt
We're Going on a Lion Hunt
"Similar to "Going on A Bear Hunt.""
"More More More," Said the Baby Board Book (Caldecott Collection)
"More More More," Said the Baby Board Book (Caldecott Collection)
"Babies and toddlers enjoy this book, although the text might prove confusing to grownups when they first read it to them!"
Ten, Nine, Eight
Ten, Nine, Eight
"Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed."
Daddy Calls Me Man (Richard Jackson Books (Orchard))
Daddy Calls Me Man (Richard Jackson Books (Orchard))
"A series of vignettes about a little boy whose father recognizes his growing capabilities."
Baby Dance (Harper Growing Tree)
Baby Dance (Harper Growing Tree)
"A board book about a baby girl dancing with her father."
Lily Brown's Paintings
Lily Brown's Paintings
"Her artistic talents are amazing!"
Violet's Music
Violet's Music
"Another talented young lady..."
Hot City
Hot City
Got to Dance
Got to Dance
Jonathan and His Mommy
Jonathan and His Mommy
My Best Friend
My Best Friend
Joy!
Joy!
Hair Dance!
Hair Dance!
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
"I love how Rachel Isadora is publishing a series of fairy tales with African American characters: The Princess and the Pea, The Fisherman and His Wife, and now Rapunzel!"