African Descent

I Am Enough

This gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another comes from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it. Cair, Black girls, Respect, Kindness, …

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Comme un Million de Papillons Noirs

À cause des moqueries, Adé est une petite fille qui n’aime pas ses cheveux. Accompagnée par sa mère et ses tantes, elle va découvrir en douceur la beauté de ces papillons endormis sur sa tête, jusqu’à leur envol final. Cheveu, Famille, Papillon

Adventure Day

Today is the day! Armani and her friends are going on a hike. What will they see? What adventures await? With Finn, Leola, Olive and their moms, they will soon all find out.The best is just around the bend, but they’ll have to get there first. Camping, Hiking, Adventure, Black, African Descent, Family

Ruby’s Reunion Day Dinner

Once a year, each of Ruby’s relatives prepares a special dish to share at their family reunion. Daddy calls it their “signature dish”—and Ruby wants one of her own. She wanders through the bustling kitchen looking for inspiration. As she watches Pop-Pop’s chicken sizzling in the skillet, Uncle G slicing onions, and Auntie Billie cooking …

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Last Stop on Market Street

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question …

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Hockey Night in Kenya

Kenyan orphans, Kitoo and Nigosi, spend their days studying, playing soccer, helping their elders with chores around the orphanage and reading from the limited selection of books in their library. When the librarian gives Kitoo a copy of Sports Around the World he becomes fascinated by an image of the Canadian national men’s ice hockey …

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Hey Black Child

Hey Black child, Do you know who you are? Who really are? Do you know you can be What you want to be If you try to be What you can be? This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates Black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals. Confidence, Love, …

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Baby Goes to Market

Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers. Market is very crowded. Mama is very busy. Baby is very curious. When Baby and Mama go to the market, Baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. …

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The Last-Last-Day-of-Summer

Otto and Sheed are the local sleuths in their zany Virginia town, masters of unraveling mischief using their unmatched powers of deduction. And as the summer winds down and the first day of school looms, the boys are craving just a little bit more time for fun, even as they bicker over what kind of …

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New Kid

Seventh-grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the …

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