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H4K Parents' Top Picks of Diverse Children's Books

These are some of our parents' top picks.
Thank you to all those that have contributed to this great list of books!

 
Beautiful Ballerina, by Marilyn Nelson

Bee-Bim Bop!, by Linda Sue Park and Ho Baek Lee

Bintou's Braids, by Sylvianne Diouf

Black is White is Tan, by Arnold Adoff and Emily Arnold Mccully

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin, by Cheryl Willis Hudson and George Ford

Children Just Like Me, by Anabel Kindersley and Barnabas Kindersley

Corduroy series, by Dan Freeman

Dancing in the Wings, by Debbie Allen and Kadir Nelson

Ellington Was Not a Street, by Ntozake Shange

First Family, by Deborah Hopkinson and Ag Ford

Frida, by Jonah Winter and Ana Juan

Global Babies, by The Global Fund for Children

God's Dream, by Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams and LeUyen Pham

Hairs/Pelitos, by Sandra Cisneros (bilingual book about hair)

I Am Latino: The Beauty in Me, by Myles Pinkney and Sandra Pinkney

I Love My Hair, by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and E.B. Lewis

I Love to Color (Yo Gabba Gabba!), by Lisa Rao

JoJo's Flying Sidekick, by Brian Pinkney

Jump at the Sun Fairytale Classics, by John Kurtz

Lily Brown's Paintings, by Angela Johnson and E. B. Lewis

Little Diva, by LaChanze and Brian Pinkney

Little Lion Goes to School, by Kellie Magnus

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, by John Steptoe

My Rows and Piles of Coins, by Tololwa M. Mollel and E. B. Lewi

Of thee I sing: A letter to My Daughter, by Barack Obama

Peekaboo Morning, by Rachel Isadora

Peter's Chair, by Ezra Jack Keats

Please, Baby, Please, by Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee and Kadir Nelson

Pretty Brown Face, by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Ruby Booker and the Booker Boys series, by Derrick Barnes

Ruby's Wish, by Shirin Yim and Sophie Blackall

Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children, by Sandra L. Pinkney

Sleeping Cutie, by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury

The Colors of Us, by Karen Katz

The Family Book, by Todd Parr

The Hat That Wore Clara B., by Melanie Turner-Denstaedt

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

Thumbelina and other books, by Brian Pinkney

Welcome, Precious, by Nikki Grimes

Whoever You Are, by Mem Fox and Leslie Staub

Yesterday I Had the Blues, by Jeron Ashford Frame and R. Gregory Gregory Christie

Now Hiring: White House Dog, by Gina Bazer and Renanah Lehner

Various Books, by Faith Ringgold