130 Important Children’s Books (just a few of many) This list of titles is sorted alphabetically. https://aalbc.com/books/children-list.php

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara (2013-11-19)

A Weed Is a Flower : The Life of George Washington Carver by Aliki (1988-04-15)

Afro-Bets 1-2-3 Book by Cheryl Willis Hudson (1989-02-16)

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (1991-09-02)

And the Sun God Said: That’s Hip by Ernest Gregg (1972-01-01)

Anna Carries Water by Olive Senior (2014-02-15)

As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds (2016-05-03)

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove (1976-01-01)

Aya: The Secrets Come Out: Volume Three by Marguerite Abouet (2009-09-29)

Baby Says by John Steptoe (1988-04-20)

Bad News For Outlaws: The Remarkable Life Of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (2009-09-01)

Beautiful Moon by Tonya Bolden (2014-11-04)

Bird by Zetta Elliott (2008-10-28)

Black Mother Goose Book by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver (1981-09-17)

Black, White, Just Right! by Marguerite W. Davol (1993-01-01)

Book of Black Heroes from A to Z: An Introduction to Important Black Achievers for Young Readers by Wade Hudson (2013-03-13)

Boonoonoonous Hair by Olive Senior (2016-10-15)

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin by Cheryl Willis Hudson (1990-11-01)

Bronzeville Boys And Girls by Gwendolyn Brooks (2006-12-26)

Brothers In Hope by Mary Williams (2005-04-28)

Brown Girl Dreaming by (2014-08-28)

Chike And The River by Chinua Achebe (2011-08-09)

Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs (2015-10-06)

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia (2017-05-09)

Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse (1999-03-01)

Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange (2011-12-27) 130 Important Children’s Books (just a few of many) Cornrows by Camille Yarbrough (1997-01-27)

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes (2017-10-10)

Daddy Calls Me Man by Angela Johnson (2000-09-01)

Daddy is a … Sometimes by John Steptoe (1980-01-01)

Dancing In The Wings by Debbie Allen (2000-09-01)

Dave The Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill (2010-09-07)

Daydreamers by Eloise Greenfield (1981-01-01)

Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table by Vanessa Newton (2010-09-22)

Donavan’s Double Trouble by Monalisa DeGross (2007-12-26)

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson (2015-01-06)

Everett Anderson’s Goodbye by Lucille Clifton (1988-07-15)

Fly High!: The Story of Bessie Coleman by Louise Borden (2004-01-01)

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (2016-09-13)

Furqan’s First Flat Top – El Primer Corte de Mesita de Furqan by Robert Liu-Trujillo (2016-04-01)

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (2015-04-21)

Grandma’s Records by Eric Velasquez (2004-03-01)

Grandpa, Is Everything Black Bad? by Sandy Lynne Holman (1998-06-01)

Hair Dance! by Dinah Johnson (2007-09-04)

Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson (2012-10-23)

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine (2007-01-01)

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, And True Tales (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner) by Virginia Hamilton (1995-11-01)

How the Leopard Got His Claws by Chinua Achebe (2011-09-27)

I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni (2018-01-09)

I Am Mixed by Garcelle Beauvais (2013-08-07)

If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong by Roxane Orgill (2002-08-25)

In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage by Alan Schroeder (2009-10-01)

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Jazz Age Josephine: Dancer, singer—who’s that, who? Why, that’s MISS Josephine Baker, to you! by Jonah Winter (2012-01-03)

Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper (2016-02-01)

Just an Overnight Guest by Eleanora E. Tate (1997-04-01)

Just Us Women (Reading Rainbow Books) by Jeannette Caines (1984-05-23)

Kevin And His Dad by Irene Smalls (1999-04-01)

Kids Book of Wisdom: Quotes from the African American Tradition by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson (1997-04-01)

Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood by Patricia C. Mckissack (2017-01-10)

Little Lion Goes to School by Kellie Magnus (2003-09-24)

Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood by James Baldwin (2018-08-01)

Ludell by Brenda Wilkinson (2014-10-14)

Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome (2004-01-01)

Make A Joyful Sound: Poems for Children by African-American Poets by Deborah Shink (1996-02-01)

March Book One by and (2013-08-13)

March Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin (2016-08-02)

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden (2015-03-17)

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport (2007-12-28)

Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper (2013-06-13)

Max Paints the House by Ken Wilson-Max (2003-02-20)

Me & Neesie (reillustrated) by Eloise Greenfield (2005-01-01)

Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia C. Mckissack (1997-01-13)

Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter by Dianne Ochiltree (2012-09-01)

Monster by Walter Dean Myers (2004-12-28)

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book)by Carole Boston Weatherford (2006-09-28)

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe (2008-07-01)

My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete (2010-03-01) 130 Important Children’s Books (just a few of many) My First Trip to Africa by Atlantis T. Browder (1991-06-01)

My Friend Maya Loves To Dance by Cheryl Willis Hudson (2010-04-01)

Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron (1998-12-07)

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (2011-12-27)

One Love by Cedella Marley (2011-09-21)

One Million Men And Me by Kelly Starling Lyons (2014-10-15)

One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck (2015-06-16)

Only Passing Through by Anne F. Rockwell (2002-12-28)

Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration Of Rosa, Barack, And The Pioneers Of Change by Michelle Cook (2012-01-03)

Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (2009-09-15)

Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee (2006-04-01)

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate (2015-09-01)

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes (2013-01-01)

Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia C. Mckissack (2005-01-01)

Rice & Rocks by Sandra L. Richards (2016-08-23)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (2016-01-05)

Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan (2003-11- 01)

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick (2010-10-19)

Shortcut by Donald Crews (1996-09-20)

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney (2010-02-03)

Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney (2009-11-24)

Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth (2002-01-08)

Soul Looks Back in Wonder by Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, Haki R. Madhubuti, Lucille Clifton and 8 others (1999-01-01)

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold (1991-01-16)

The Adventures of Obi and Titi: The Hidden Temple of Ogiso (Volume 1) by Oyehmi Begho (2014-09-12)

The Barber’s Cutting Edge by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert (2004-01-16)

The Blacker The Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas (2008-07-01) 130 Important Children’s Books (just a few of many) The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington (2007-03-20)

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (2014-03-18)

The Great Migration: An American Story by Jacob Lawrence (1995-09-15)

The Great Migration: Journey To The North by Eloise Greenfield (2010-12-21)

The Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend by Ann Ingalls (2010-01-18)

The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby (1997-09-01)

The Middle Passage: White Ships/ Black Cargo by Tom Feelings (1995-11-01)

The Negro Speaks Of Rivers by Langston Hughes (2009-01-06)

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson (2001-01-15)

The People Could Fly Picture Book by Virginia Hamilton (2007-09-11)

The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake (2007-07-17)

The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou by Kristin Hunter (2005-04-02)

This Kid Can Fly: It’s about Ability (Not Disability) by Aaron Philip (2016-02-16)

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges (1999-09-01)

Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen (2007-09-01)

Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews (2015-04-14)

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford (2015-08-04)

We Came to America by Faith Ringgold (2016-05-10)

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History Of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld (2012-01-03)

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton (2016-05-03)

Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim (2006-03-01)

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull (2000-02- 01)

Wings by Christopher Myers (2000-10-01)

You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy (2008-07-08)

Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon by Ruth Forman (2007-03-01)