Hello, readers! We want to reinforce the importance of consistently supporting Black creators, and the value in filling your children's libraries with books that feature diverse characters. We can't overstate the impact of seeing yourself in literature, as well as the benefits of consuming stories with characters that do not look like you at all. We believe that a child’s library offers their first glimpses of life outside the family’s immediate sphere, and we think that view should reflect a reality that’s broad, inclusive, and complex. The growing list below offers a handful of books by Black authors and illustrators our booksellers love that explore a diversity of Black stories. There is joy and laughter, mythology and adventure, scientific discovery, friendship, baking, and digging deep in Grandma's purse. Enjoy!
This summer, we are also partnering with Austin's Council of PTAs to get more books into children's hands. If you choose to donate, you get 10% off your entire purchase, and the ACPTA will deliver your donation to children through local food banks all summer long. We think the books below are great ones to share.
How it works:
1. Choose the books you want to purchase, both for yourself and for donation, and add to cart.
2. Upon checkout, list which books you would like to donate in the comments field along with the words "ACPTA DONATION."
3. Use the coupon code ACPTA10 to receive your discount!
4. We'll let you know when books you've ordered for yourself are ready to be picked up curbside.
And that's it! The books you choose to donate will be picked up at BookPeople by the ACPTA and delivered to young readers!
Thank you for your constant support.
This page was updated Sep. 14, 2020