These book feature children of color and they are on the “lists” of the best picture books of 2019. Here is a peek into some of thesebeautiful 2019 picture books. Whether you are looking for books that parents, children or teachers can enjoy look no further! These are all delightful.
Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max is an adorable story about a little girl who wants to grow up to be an astronaut. And the end of the book holds a sweet surprise. I really liked this story of family and love.
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry is an homage to Michelle Obama and her positive impact on a little girl of color named Parker. Parker sees a portrait of the former First Lady and is awestruck. The portrait inspires feelings of being a powerful and strong person for Parker. The illustrations are adorable. I like the book.
Sulwe by Lupita Nyongo is the story of a little girl “born the color of midnight” searching for her own identity. I won’t give away the story of how she learns to love the skin she is in, but I think this award-winning picture book can help many little girls learn to be happy the way God made them. The illustrations are gorgeous.
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry is a picture book about family and love. The illustrations are cute. And the story is endearing about a daddy’s attempts to make a little girl feel special about her wild and frizzy hair. You’ll love it!
Honeysmoke is another award-winning picture book about a child’s search for her own identity. A little girl named Simone notices that her parents and friends are all of different colors for which they have a name. But Simone’s skin color is different from all of the others. She searches for a name for her color and ends up feeling special about who she is. I like this one, too!