Because several folks keep asking for a reading list for children (0-12)

#BlackLivesMatter ;-) ✊🏽✊🏿

Compiled by Sujei Lugo Vázquez (@sujeilugo)  + Alia Jones (@readitrealgood)

[Last updated: December 11, 2020]  

Blackness/Ancestors/Elders

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Black Women Who Dared by Naomi M. Moyer

Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy; illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe (disponible en español)

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina; illustrated by 13 artists

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by Eric Velasquez (disponible en español)
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems by Eloise Greenfield; illustrated by Diane & Leo Dillon
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth and Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Voice of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Going Down Home With Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons; illustrated by Daniel Minter
Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins; illustrated by Bryan Collier

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes; illustrated by Gordon C. James

Black Girl Magic: A Poem by Mahogany L. Browne; illustrated by Jess X. Snow
Bright Eyes, Brown Skin by Cheryl Willis Hudson/Bernette G. Ford; illustrated by George Ford
My People by Langston Hughes; photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Grandma's Gift by Eric Velasquez (disponible en español)

Tea Cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons; illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke; illustrated by Paul Howard
Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow; illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Pelo Bueno by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro; illustrated by Brittany Gordón Pabón (available in English soon)

Don’t Call Me Grandma by Vaunda Micheaux-Nelson; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives by Eloise Greenfield; illustrated by Daniel Minter

Police Brutality/Racist Attacks/Black Lives Matter/Incarceration

Say Her Name by Zetta Elliot; illustrated by Loveis Wise

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina; illustrated by Stacey Robinson & John Jennings

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazards; illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin

Daddy, There’s a Noise Outside by Kenneth Braswell & Joe Dent and Julie Anderson

Whitewash by Ntozake Shange; illustrated by Michael Sporn

Momma, Did You Hear the News? by Sanya Whitaker Gragg; illustrated by Kim Holt

Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty; illustrated by Bryan Collier

Visiting Day by Jacqueline Woodson; illustrated by James Ransome

Missing Daddy by Mariame Kaba; illustrated by bria royal

Speak & Learn Your/Our/Their Truth  

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell; illustrated by Aurélia Durand

Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo & Olivia Gatwood; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You adapted by Jason Reynolds

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson

M is for Movement by Innosanto Nagara

When We Were Alone by David Robertson; illustrated by Julie Flett

For the Little Ones

Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

Hands Up! by Breanna J. McDaniel; illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi; illustrated Ashley Lukashevsky

Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara

We March by Shane W. Evans

Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L. Pinkney & Myles C. Pinkney

Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee/Tonya Lewis Lee; illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Baby Says by John Steptoe

Whiteness/White Privilege

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham

Race Cars: A Children’s Book About White Privilege by Jenny Devenny

Native/Indigenous Rights & Solidarity

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom; illustrated by Michaela Goade

What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal by Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger

Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock by Aslan Tudor, Kelly Tudor & Jason Eaglespeaker

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell; illustrated by Frané Lessac

The People Shall Continue by Simon J. Ortiz; illustrated by Sharol Graves (disponible en español)

The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson

Frybread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard; illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

IBPOC Resistances, Existences, Solidarities, Intersectionalities

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara (disponible en español)

How Mamas Love Their Babies by Juniper Fitzgerald; illustrated by Elise Peterson  

IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council & Carolyn Choi; illustrated by Ashley Seil Smith

Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh

The Streets Are Free by Kurusa (disponible en español)

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Méndez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales (disponible en español)

An ABC of Equality by Chana Ginelle Ewing

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom by Tim Tingle; illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges
When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff; illustrated by Kaylani Juanita

¡Sí, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. by Diana Cohn; illustrated by Francisco Delgado (disponible en edición bilingüe) 

Joelito’s Big Decision/La Gran Decision de Joelito by Ann Berlak; illustrated by Daniel Camacho (disponible en edición bilingüe)