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10 Affirming Black Books That Will Elevate Your Children’s Minds

Black representation matters when it pertains to the literature that our Black children are exposed to. Here are 10 Black children’s books that elevate our children.

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I Dream of Africa

In Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield, a little African-American girl falls asleep and dreams of ancient Africa. In this dream, she returns to her people exercising the principle of Sankofa, which means “to go back and fetch it.”  This translates to the phrase “you cannot know where you are going unless you know where you have been.” She visits a village, its marketplaces and even meets her grandfather.

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9 thoughts on “10 Affirming Black Books That Will Elevate Your Children’s Minds

  1. I have over 20 titles specifically for Black Nationalist children.


    Please add this one to your next list. Our children….ALL children, need to know about the contributions of African-Americans to our country and our world.

  3. Candace Tate says:

    I am starting a children's book business. This information is very helpful. Our children are our future. Books open a world of possibilities!

  4. Troy Johnson says:

    Also check out books from Just Us Books: Perhpas the premier publisher of books feature Black children.

  5. Linda Trice says:

    Try "KENYA'S SONG" by Linda Trice ( Charlesbridge Publishing). 2 parent family, Hispanic teacher, diverse classmates and a Daddy who plays jazz piano at the Caribbean Cultural Center.Does it get any better than this?

  6. Toni Settles says:

    If you are looking for a fun but educational book for your child that will inspire and spark their imagination.

    Andrew & The Time Machine Closet: The Gold King is a fun-filled story about a time-traveling 9 year old who time-travels to the 14th century and meets the richest king to ever live, Mansa Musa.

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