Share Black stories with these must-read titles, ranging from picture books to young adult novels that center around Black lives and Black joy.

With everything from a heart-lifting picture book that serves as a love letter to Black and brown children everywhere to the incredible story about trailblazer Ruby Bridges, this list will allow you and your class to discover books that resonate with readers of all ages.

For instance, We Are Here is a beautiful story that shares the extraordinary legacy of black and brown kids. This book highlights iconic contributions from Black people throughout history, and celebrates the pride, joy, and love the Black community exhibits! Take advantage of the We Are Here reading guide to spark discussions in your classroom. 

There's also Leon the Extraordinary — an empowering and funny story about an ordinary kid who saves the day from student zombies. Both avid and relecutant readers will find this colorful graphic novel with a heartfelt message engaging. 

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