Black Joy

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Though Black children contend with racism and oppression, they are children foremostwith all the laughter, friends, and school and family drama that entails. These books celebrate Black kids–from babies to middle schoolers–being kids.

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We’ve put together even more Kids & Teens African American Booklists

Be Boy Buzz

Celebrates being Bold, All Bliss Boy, All Bad Boy Beast, Boy running, Boy Jumping, Boy Sitting Down, and being in Love With Being a Boy.

A Beach Tail

When his father tells him not to leave the lion he is drawing on the beach, a little boy starts making a very, very long tail–and a trail to follow back. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.

Jazz Baby

Baby and his family make some jazzy music.

The Sweetest Sound

Shy ten-year-old Cadence grapples with an overprotective father, a mother who’s skipped town to pursue stardom, and what to do when a recording of her amazing voice leaks before she’s ready to share it with the world.