All children should be celebrated in children's books. For young people, seeing themselves reflected on the pages they turn is such an important and meaning experience. We desperately need more diverse books and more #OwnVoices authors and illustrators to represent the black and brown community. Below you can find a list of picture books published in 2020 written and/or illustrated by African Americans.
“When kids grow up not seeing themselves in books they grow up feeling like they don't matter.” —Eric Smith, author and associate literary agent at PS Literary