Multcolib Kids Picks: African American Experience--Picture Books

Firebird By Copeland, Misty Book - 2014 jE COPELAND 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:2015 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner. In 2007 Misty Copeland made history by becoming only the third African American female soloist at the American Ballet Theater. In this book she encourages young dancers everywhere to follow their dreams.

Leo Loves Baby Time
Leo Loves Baby Time By McQuinn, Anna Book - 2014 jE Toddler MCQUINN 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Leo, the younger brother Lola (star of McQuinn's Lola Loves Stories and its sequels), loves storytime. He gets to sing, read, play, and make new friends!

I Got the Rhythm
I Got the Rhythm By Schofield-Morrison, Connie Book - 2014 jE SCHOFIELD 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:A trip to the city park with her mother turns into a musical journey for a young girl. She hears rhythm and beats coming from all around her and finally has to move. This book will get everyone dancing!

Sugar Hill
Sugar Hill Harlem's Historic Neighborhood By Weatherford, Carole Boston Book - 2014 jE WEATHERFO 2014 Available in some locations
All Different Now
All Different Now Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom By Johnson, Angela Book - 2014 jE Holiday JOHNSON 2014 Available in some locations
Knock Knock
Knock Knock My Dad's Dream for Me By Beaty, Daniel Book - 2013 jE BEATY 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:2014 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner. Bryan Collier brings to life Daniel Beaty’s powerful book of a son’s longing for his absent father as he grows from boy to man.

H.O.R.S.E A Game of Basketball and Imagination By Myers, Christopher Book - 2012 jE MYERS 2012 Available in some locations
Freedom Song
Freedom Song The Story of Henry "Box" Brown By Walker, Sally M. Book - 2012 jE WALKER 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 12 copies
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A selection of picture books for kids of all ages with African American characters. List only includes books published in the last three years. (3/15)

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