Black lives matter.
And so do stories that center Black experiences. Because Black kids deserve to see themselves in fiction, and because all kids deserve books that tell the stories of Black characters.
We believe all kinds of stories are important. Stories that take up and transform pain and stories that center Black protagonists’ light and laughter. Stories that are set here in the real world and stories that are set in magical places. Stories that take place in the future, in the present day, and in the long-ago past.
It was such a pleasure for us to take a moment to think about books by Black authors that have brought us joy, and we hope you’ll find your next read for yourself or your kids below.