15 children's books by black authors (illustration by Bryan Collier)

Years ago, we wrote a post about books featuring characters of color, but a reader pointed out that some of those authors were white. So! Today, we wanted to feature great children’s books written by Black authors. Here are 15 we like…

Any others to add to the list? We’d love to hear…

P.S. Children’s books with female characters, and five books to teach kids kindness.

(Top illustration by Bryan Collier from the book Trombone Shorty.)