Books for Children

Books for Children

Hair Love

Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy.https://www.amazon.com/Hair-Love-Matthew-Cherry/dp/0525553363

A is for Activist

A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. https://www.amazon.com/Activist-Innosanto-Nagara/dp/1609805399

Don't Touch My Hair!

An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair. https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Touch-Hair-Sharee-Miller/dp/0316562572

Something Happened in Our Town

Something Happened in Our Town follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to answer children's questions about such traumatic events and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives. https://www.amazon.com/Something-Happened-Our-Town-Injustice/dp/1433828545

Parker Looks Up

When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald’s transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn’t just see the First Lady of the United States. She saw a queen—one with dynamic self-assurance, regality, beauty, and truth who captured this young girl’s imagination.https://www.amazon.com/Parker-Looks-Up-Extraordinary-Moment/dp/1534451862

ABC, Adoption & Me by Gayle H. Swift.

ABC, Adoption & Me by Gayle H. Swift. This story can help you have some of the difficult discussions with your child about how they came to be a part of your family. It tackles tough topics like interracial adoption, feelings of abandonment, and biological roots.

https://www.amazon.com/Adoption-Multi-cultural-Picture-Adoptive-Families/dp/0985676280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521653988&sr=1-1&keywords=gayle+swift