Picture Books on Audio That Celebrate Black Children and Families
Picture Books on Audio That Celebrate Black Children and Families

Each of these picture books on audio—written and read by Black authors and narrators—celebrate the beautiful, creative, and adventure-packed way children see the world. From soothing bedtime tales to tips on activating your own superpower (capes optional), these audiobooks are made for listening together with your little ones.

Author: Keah Brown
Read By: Keah Brown

Read by the author. From #DisabledandCute creator and The Pretty One author Keah Brown, Sam’s Super Seats is a joyful picture book, adapted for audio, about a disabled girl with cerebral palsy who goes back-to-school shopping with her best friends.

Read by the author. Grammy Award–winning artist Kelly Rowland and educator Jessica McKay have crafted a lyrical celebration of working moms everywhere and a soothing story for their children. Read by Kelly Rowland, Always with You, Always with Me is for any child who needs a little reassurance.

Author: Angela Dalton
Read By: Ella Turenne

A powerful celebration of self-expression centering Black children, Show the World! is about the power of using your voice and exploring the many things you can do, create, and say to make your mark.

Read by the author. Little Black Girl is a joyous picture book by actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Sandman) that tells the story of one girl’s limitless potential as she pursues her dream of robotics while encouraging all Black girls to reach for their wildest dreams.

A companion audiobook to Little Black Girl, Little Black Boy celebrates the joy of a boy who dreams of becoming a marine biologist and of making a difference in the world.

Written by four-time NBA champion Stephen Curry and read by a full cast, this audiobook inspires young listeners to unlock their own superpower. You don’t have to be the strongest, fastest, or even tallest kid out on the court, as long as you have heart.

Author: Ibram X. Kendi
Read By: Imani Kendi

National Book Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist) returns with a new picture book, adapted for audio, that serves as a modern bedtime classic. As children all over the world get ready for bed, the moon watches over them. The moon knows that when we sleep, we dream. And when we dream, we imagine what is possible and what the world can be.

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