When it comes to the books our kids read, or the television shows that they watch, representation matters. We live in a time where there is clearly a divide, and little brown kids are being targeted now more than ever. It’s important to make sure that our kids know that they are loved, and they are beautiful. I made a post about children’s books featuring kids of color, and I was so surprised by the response. I made it my mission to keep finding books that my kids and kids that look like them can relate to.
“Magical we are and will always be. Black girl magic is real, black girl magic is me.” This book is my third baby, and I am so proud of the response so far. I wanted to write a book full of stories that all little girls of color can relate to. Join Aubrey and Courtlynn as they experience “Wash Day” and find their “Black Girl Magic.”
Big Hair Don’t Care
By: Crystal Swain-Bates
It’s not always easy being a kid. Lola loves her really big hair and she’s not afraid to tell anyone who will listen.
I Love My Hair
By: Natasha Tarpley
In this book, Keyana discovers the beauty and magic of her special hair. I Love My Hair teaches black children to be confident and proud of their features.
Emi’s Curly, Coily, Cotton Candy Hair
By: Tina Olajide
This book teaches basic natural hair techniques in the eyes of a 7 year old girl, Emi.
I Am Enough
By: Grace Byers
“We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.”
My Kinky, Coily Hair
Naomi is a little black girl struggling with accepting her natural hair texture. Will she finally learn to love and accept her hair the way it is?
Hair With Flair
By Audrey Hinds
As her art show begins, Samantha realizes her hair is completely un-tamable. In this story, Samantha embraces her most magnificent artwork of all – her hair with flair.
Love Your Hair
By: Phoenyx Austin
Phoenyx loves her natural hair and wants every brown skin girl to love theirs too!
My Big Natural Hair
By: C.J. Baker
Amara is a little girl with big, beautiful, and natural hair. Experience the story of a young girl who is proud of who she is and the hair she was born with.
Hair Life Mine
By: Latasha M. Perry
Hair Like Mine is about a little girl on a quest to find someone with hair like hers. She soon realizes that we are all unique and special in our own way.
I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl
By: Betty K Bynum
Mia wakes up to see her disheveled hair. Instead of feeling like it’s a bad thing, she looks in the mirror and says “I’m a pretty little black girl.”
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By: D. Lovelitt
Seven year old Amina Arnae is devastated when she is teased about her poofy hair. Join Amina as she journeys from uncertainty to self love.
Reading to our kids every night is not only a great bonding experience, but it helps them become better readers. Click here to check out 18 more books featuring children of color.