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"Must-Read Books for Black Children's Book Week - Belle's Book Club Favorites"

It's Black Children's Book Week! Let's find the perfect book.

A variety of scattered picture books.

It's Black Children's Book Week! Celebrating diversity and representation is a norm in our Belle's Book Club sessions. It is essential for children to see themselves represented in their favorite stories. Representation in children's books opens the door to inclusivity and understanding of different perspectives, people, and cultures.

Please take a look at some of Belle's Book Club's favorite books featuring black children. These books are perfect for Black Children's Book Week or any time.

Mama's Sleeping Scarf by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

African American Woman holding  an African American young girl wrapped in a brightly colored green scarf.
Mama's Sleeping Scarf

Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers

Shadow of an African American boy looking up.
Looking Like Me

Fly by Brittany J. Thurman

A group of people chasing items that have been blown by the wind.

Monster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson

African Young African American girl in bed surrounded by colorful monsters.
Monster Trouble!

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

African American boy standing on a diving board looking down at the pool.
Jabari Jumps

The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds

African American Boy  with his eyes closed and arms up  paper with words are falling from the sky.
The Word Collector

Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin

African American girl in a princess dress looking in the mirror.
Not Quite Snow White

Indigo Dreaming by Dinah Johnson

African American Girl looking off and day dreaming.
Indigo Dreaming

Sadiq and the Desert Star by Siman Nuurali

African American boy with a telescope surrounded by stars.
Sadiq and the Desert Star

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

African American boy is running off the edge of the book cover.

Jada Jones Rock Star by Kelly Starling Lyons

African American girl with braids playing in the grass.
Jada Jones Rock Star

Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot

African American boy sitting on a brick wall dragon wings are sticking out of his bag.
Dragons in a Bag

The New Kid by Jerry Craft

African American Boy doodling in a sketch book.
The New Kid

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