You are here

Back to top

African-American Children, Tweens and Teens Best Sellers

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends advising parents to begin reading aloud to children from birth. Reading during the early years of life creates significant impact by: • Stimulating Brain Development • Strengthening Parent-Child Bonds • Fostering School Readiness

Many generations of Americans know little about African American authors and illustrators. Pyramid Books has identified seven key ingredients to look for in Afrocentric books suitable for all children’s literature nutrition. These books should do the following things:

• Provide positive images that leave lasting impressions.

• Provide accurate, factual information that is enjoyable to read.

• Contain meaningful stories that reflect a range of African American values and lifestyles.

• Present nonfiction that is relevant to today’s issues.

• Contain materials that are self-affirming.

• Portray strong three-dimensional characters.

• Contain attractive graphics.

The choices adults make as parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers about literature for children, unequivocally nature or deprive children’s literary development. We must also promote solutions about loving to and learning to read. It is our duty to sustain a lifelong will to read. Our children's literary lives depend on what we are doing today .

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039932
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019

Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

My Rainy Day Rocket Ship Cover Image
By Markette Sheppard, Charly Palmer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534461772
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - May 5th, 2020

Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Just Like a Mama Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534461833
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - January 14th, 2020

A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419736858
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Woke Baby Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250308986
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - December 31st, 2018

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

Let the Children March Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544704527
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399187353
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836687
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 12th, 2019

Genesis Begins Again Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481465809
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 15th, 2019

The Only Black Girls in Town Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316456388
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Clean Getaway Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984892973
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Young Kap Cover Image
By Kingsley Osei, Elaine Davis (Illustrator), Francois Wilson (Editor)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781632670649
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: International Publications Media Gr - January 21st, 2020

All Because You Matter Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338574852
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orchard Books - October 6th, 2020

Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316475099
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: LB Kids - October 16th, 2018

Think Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316475136
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: LB Kids - October 1st, 2019

Richard Wright and the Library Card Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781880000885
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lee & Low Books - October 1st, 1997