Being mothers of black children it is really important for us to give our children positive images that represent, celebrate and inspire them. Reading is a priority in our houses, so books are a perfect way for us to engage with the kids.
With Black History Month underway, we put together a list of afrocentric books that are sure to be good reads for the kiddies.
1. I Love My Hair- Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
2. Happy to Be Nappy-Bell Hooks
3. One Love-Cedelia Marley
4. Homemade Love-Bell Hooks
5. Something Beautiful-Sharon Dennis Wyeth
6. Ellington Was Not a Street-Ntozake Shange
7. 28 Days: Moments in Black History-Charles R.Smith
8. The Case For Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage-Selina Aliko
9. My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth-Ann Turner
10. Last Stop on Market Street-Matt La Pena and Christian Robinson
11. Brown Girl Dreaming-Deckle Edge
12. I Am Martin Luther King Jr. (Ordinary People Change The World)-Brad Meitzer and Christopher Eliopoulos
13. Henry's Freedom Box-Ellen Lavine and Kadir Nelson
14. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters-Barack Obama
15. Chocolate Me-Taye Diggs
16. The Toothpaste Millionaire-Jean Merill
17. Zero Degree Zombie Zone-Patrick Henry Bass
18. STAT:Standing Tall and Talented #5 Most Valuable-Amar'e Stoudamire
19. Gone Crazy in Alabama-Rita Williams Garcia
20. Sugar-Jewell Parker Rhodes
21. Zane and the Hurricane-Rodman Philbrick
There are so many amazing books out there and for free (Can we shout LIBRARY?!). Let us know some of your favourite books at @stylesbyknight on Instagram.