10 Children’s Book by African American Authors to Read this Summer

Updated: May 30, 2019





School is out and summer is here. Research shows that children who do not read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress. A loss like that can have a cumulative, long-term effect. Therefore, summer is an important time for students to continue reading and enhance their language skills. Keep your children from being in danger of the “summer slide”—a decline in their reading ability by engaging them in summer reading. The following books are great to include in their reading list.





1. MOMMY'S KHIMAR

by Jamilah Thompkins - Bigelow
















2. SOPHIE WASHINGTON - CHAPTER BOOK SERIES

by Tonya Duncan Ellis

Website: www.tonyaduncanellis.com




















3. ZAYNAB'S ENCHANTED SCARF

by Robyn Abdusamad

Website: www.robynabdusamad.com / www.omeraproductions.com

























4. POWER IN MY PEN: A SNIPPET OF THE LIFE OF

IDA B. WELLS

by Louis T. McClain

Website: www.melaninorigins.com




















5. MUHIIMA'S QUEST

by Rahma Rodaah

Website: www.rahmarodaah.com





































6. TIANA AND BRIANA SERIES

by Doreen E. Allen






























7. NGOZI'S LITTLE BROWN PRINCESS TEA PARTY

by Asiyah Muhsin-Thomas & Salaam Waajid Thomas

Website: www.royalbrowngirlbooks.com



























8. BIG WORDS TO LITTLE ME

by Sakina Ibrahim

Website: www.sakinaibrahim.com





























9. KING OF MALI: THE RISE OF MANSA MUSA

by Ki’el Ibrahim

Website: www.urbantoonsinc.com






















10. I CAN DO ANYTHING

by Darryl Harvey




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