Celebrating Black Voices

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.


 

Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316475099
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: LB Kids - October 16th, 2018

Rain! (Board Book) Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544880375
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452138558
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Chronicle Books - September 9th, 2014

Please, Baby, Please (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416949114
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - September 18th, 2007

Grandma's Purse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524714314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

The King of Kindergarten Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740740
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 2nd, 2019

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I Hear a Pickle: and Smell, See, Touch, & Taste It, Too! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524739584
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 5th, 2017

Another Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534421677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

You Matter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534421691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2020

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The Old Truck Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005193
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Norton Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

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Layla's Happiness Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592702886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - November 19th, 2019

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Saturday Cover Image
By Oge Mora (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019

Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580892988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - May 7th, 2019

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Ada Twist, Scientist Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419721373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062937407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 2nd, 2020

Hair Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

Hey Black Child Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316360296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LB Kids - December 17th, 2019

I Got the School Spirit Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547602612
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - July 7th, 2020

Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero! Cover Image
By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534432697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - December 18th, 2018

Dragons in a Bag Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524770488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - August 13th, 2019

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Clean Getaway Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984892973
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

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The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328460837
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039932
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019

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Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338129311
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Novel #1) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547600564
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 28th, 2020

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Mya in the Middle Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062839404
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020

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The Great Greene Heist Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545525534
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015

The Season of Styx Malone Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524715984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - December 3rd, 2019

The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781328575494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

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As Brave As You Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481415910
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - May 9th, 2017

Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu Cover Image
$69.99
ISBN: 9781534439795
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 27th, 2018

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From the Desk of Zoe Washington Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062875853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399187360
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - July 7th, 2020