Book List in Order:10 titles

  • A timely and beautiful look at America's rich history of diversity From the Native Americans who first called this land their home, to the millions of people who have flocked to its shores ever since, America is a country rich in diversity. Some o...


  • Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the Harlem Renaissance when Lonnie and his uncle Bates go back to Harlem in the 1920s. Along the way, they meet famous writers, musicians, artists, and athletes, ...


  • In this 32-page lap book we join Cassie, the main character from the picture book Tar Beach. As she takes us on a tour of her home, neighborhood, and school, dozens of new words are introduced with simple labels throughout. Young readers will love th...


  • A stunning and original African American fairy tale set during slavery, from Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold.When Mama and Papa Love realize they are to have a child, they're astonished to learn she will be a princess who will one day bring fre...



  • The Love Bird visits the orphan Lonnie, who wants more than anything to find his family, and then transports him to 1920s Paris where Lonnie gets to meet his grandfather and eventually his African-American father and his Jewish mother...


  • Illus. in full color. Cassie, who flew above New York in Tar Beach, soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can climb aboard. With Harri...


  • The eminent black artist known for her "story quilts" and children's books presents a lavishly illustrated chronicle of growing up in Harlem, where she worked to refine her artistic vision and raise a family against all odds....


  • During a dinner at the home of her Aunt Connie, an artist, and Uncle Bates, Melody discovers twelve portraits of inspirational and influential African-American women, whose stories inspire Melody with pride in her own heritage. By the author of Tar B...






  • Illus. in full color. "Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the 'tar beach' of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Part autobiographical, part fictional, ...