Makenzie (Dartricia's niece) is our youngest Charis team member. She attends all the zoom meetings and has lots to say about the newest board books and picture books so check out her favorites!
You loved Will Bear Share? and Will Sheep Sleep?, now get to know Ladybug in a hilarious new high-fiving and hugging-themed addition to creator Hilary Leung's animal books!
One timeless question: Will Ladybug Hug?
$15.26ISBN: 9781454930884Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Sterling Children's Books - January 1st, 2019
"A stirring, accessible introduction to Gwendolyn Brooks and a must-have for all elementary collections." --School Library Journal (Starred review)
"The combination of biography and Brooks' own poems makes for a strong, useful, and beautiful text . . . A solid introduction to a brilliant writer"--Kirkus.$16.19ISBN: 9781984895240Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020
This joyous and loving celebration of family is the first-ever picture book to highlight Black nighttime hair traditions--and is perfect for every little girl who knows what it's like to lose her bonnet just before bedtime.
In my family, when the sun goes down, our hair goes up!
My brother slips a durag over his locs.
Sis swirls her hair in a wrap around her head.$16.16ISBN: 9780997772074Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Alazar Press - September 1st, 2019The Women Who Caught the Babies highlights important aspects of the training and work of African-American midwives and the ways in which they have helped, and continue to help, so many families by “catching” their babies at birth.$16.19ISBN: 9781911373940Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Lantana Publishing - March 3rd, 2020
I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in--of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.$16.19ISBN: 9781524717544Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Make Me a World - March 17th, 2020
Perfect for fans of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and That's Me Loving You, this picture book by a renowned astrophysicist is a lyrical meditation on the preciousness of one child and the vastness of the universe.
Just like the sun gives shine to the moon,
you light up the world beyond this room . . .$16.19ISBN: 9781626726314Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020
A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.
Red is a rainbow color.
Green sits next to blue.
Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,
They are rainbow colors, too, but
My color is black . . .
And there’s no BLACK in rainbows.$15.26ISBN: 9781912497324Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Flying Eye Books - July 7th, 2020
"I wonder, then, what freedom is. Is it a place? Is it a thought? Can it be stolen? Can it be bought?"$16.19ISBN: 9781534425361Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work
From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a pow$10.76ISBN: 9781609805395Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013
One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers
“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street$16.19ISBN: 9780525553366Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Kokila - May 14th, 2019
"I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this."
- Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker$16.19ISBN: 9781250203557Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption—a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.
Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .