Now more than ever, we need diverse books.

Parents of Black Children has compiled this list of recommended books for all ages, kindergarten through adult.

All books listed here are written by Black authors and/or include Black characters in central roles.

The booklist has been organized by age/grade level. These are merely recommendations; you know yourself/your children/your students best and can use your judgement to find the right fit.

Many books (especially picture books) may be appropriate for more than one age category.

If you wish to purchase these books, we would greatly appreciate it if you would use the link provided for each text. Parents of Black Children makes a small commission from each purchase (at no additional cost to you) that helps support our work.

We are continuously updating this list to provide more recommendations.

Thank you!

Parents of Black Children