art by Kalaya’an Mendoza
Standing in solidarity with my Black brothers and sisters. I want to share a few names of some amazing books I love by Black authors and illustrators you should check out. Click on the book title to purchase at bookshop.org to support independent bookstores.
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi
As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Laura Freeman
This is by no means and all-inclusive list and I know I’ll kick myself later for some books I’ve neglected to mention. I commit to reading more books by Black authors and illustrators. I hope you will, too.
Please check out the Brown Bookshelf for more books and resources.