This Sweet and Playful Board Book is an Ode to Young Black Boys

A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to the beautiful light of African American boys. I shine night toosmooth brownglow skin This simple, playful, and elegant board book stars a young boy who joyfully celebrates his dark skin with a bright moon at the end of a perfect day. About the Author Ruth…

This Picture Book of Langston Hughes’ Poem is Authentic and Inspirational

Winner of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award, I, Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality. I, too, sing America.I am the darker brother.They send me to eat in the kitchenWhen company comes,But I laugh,And…

This Gloriously Vibrant Picture Book Paints the Life of Composer Scott Joplin

“The melodic, flowing text goes beyond Joplin’s personal details to paint a picture of what life looked like for African Americans during the Jim Crow era . . . Examples are effortlessly woven into the narrative. . . [Events] come alive through gloriously vibrant, full-page gouache collages that pop off of pages, filled with creative…