African-American Children, Tweens and Teens Best Sellers

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends advising parents to begin reading aloud to children from birth. Reading during the early years of life creates significant impact by: • Stimulating Brain Development • Strengthening Parent-Child Bonds • Fostering School Readiness

 

 

Many generations of Americans know little about African American authors and illustrators. Pyramid Books has identified seven key ingredients to look for in Afrocentric books suitable for all children’s literature nutrition. These books should do the following things:

• Provide positive images that leave lasting impressions.

• Provide accurate, factual information that is enjoyable to read.

• Contain meaningful stories that reflect a range of African American values and lifestyles.

• Present nonfiction that is relevant to today’s issues.

• Contain materials that are self-affirming.

• Portray strong three-dimensional characters.

• Contain attractive graphics.

The choices adults make as parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers about literature for children, unequivocally nature or deprive children’s literary development. We must also promote solutions about loving to and learning to read. It is our duty to sustain a lifelong will to read. Our children's literary lives depend on what we are doing today .

Just Another Hero Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416907015
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Published: Simon Pulse - July 6th, 2010

The Cruisers: Book 1 Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780439916332
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - July 2011

At the Crossroads Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780758242518
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Published: Dafina Books - December 2010

Tyrell Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780439838801
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Published: Push - September 2007

Hoops Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780440938842
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Published: Laurel Leaf - March 15th, 1983

Bronxwood Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439925341
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Published: Push - September 2011

Something Special Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780802422651
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Published: Lift Every Voice - May 2011

Right Thing Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780802422668
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Published: Moody Publishers - June 2011

Chanda's Secrets Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781550378344
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Published: Annick Press - February 2004

a la Carte Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375843068
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Published: Ember - June 14th, 2011

Mare's War Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375850776
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf - January 25th, 2011

Lola at the Library Cover Image
By Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781580891424
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - July 2006

The Boy Who Hated Being Black Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780983035558
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Published: Creative House Kids Press - April 1st, 2011

Kids Under$tanding Money Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781438940533
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Published: Authorhouse - February 16th, 2009

Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780440410669
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Published: Yearling Books - April 1st, 1995

Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780807573167
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 2000

New Girl in Town Cover Image
By Julia DeVillers, Paige Pooler (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781416991281
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - July 6th, 2010

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X Cover Image
By Ilyasah Shabazz, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442412163
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2014

 

“If you don't like someone's story, write your own.”
― Chinua Achebe