Here are some more great books that help our children celebrate and love their own skin & respect and appreciate others. Check out these stories of some of the most amazing artists, musicians, dancers, community leaders– people– our world has ever known.

Josephine

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
Written by Patricia Hruby Powell
Illustrated by Christian Robinson

If a Bus Could Talk
 Written & Illustrated by Faith Ringgold

Moses: When Harriet Tubman led her People to Freedom

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Illusrated by Kadir Nelson

Salt in His Shoes

Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
Written by Deloris Jordan & Roslyn M. Jordan
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Jamey Christoph

A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream
Written by Kristy Dempsey
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald
Written by Roxane Orgill
Illustrated by Sean Qualls

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
Written by Jonah Winter
Illustrated by Sean Qualls

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy US Marshal
Written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
Written by Jabari Asim
Illustrated by Bryan Collier

It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw
Written by Don Tate
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

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