By Diane Murphy
From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn.
By Joshua Drummond
With all of his good friends, Joshua’s days are filled with adventures where books, a telescope, a red-superhero cape, rhyming hip-hop verse, twinkling fireflies that light up the magical summer skies above a card board fort in the park― and so much more ― is just what boyhood innocence and imagination is all about.
Whose Toes are Those
By Jabari Asim
A perfect book to assist in teaching body parts and the beauty of even the simplest of things; in this case, toes. It fosters awareness of self-esteem and depictions of themselves in which children of color can recognize. From the rhyming text to the introduction of counting, this adorable book will become a favorite for children and parents alike.
Back of the Bus
By Aaron Reynolds
From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.
The Neighborhood Mother Goose
By Nina Crews
A collection of nursery rhymes, both familiar and lesser known, illustrated with photographs in a city setting.
By Mary Brigid Barrett
On Saturdays, Delia and Jesse help Shoebox Sam, who teaches them about charity and love by not only repairing shoes for paying customers, but also giving poor and homeless people the dignity--and footwear--they need.
Black All Around!
By Patricia Hubbell
Synopsis: An African American girl contemplates the many wonderful black things around her, from the inside of a pocket, where surprises hide, to the cozy night where there is no light.