Blog readers often ask me for book suggestions on specific adoption-related and race-related topics, and as a avid reader, library-lover (/stalker), and adoption advocate, I'm happy to oblige!
Today, I want to share with my readers a list of books (and a few other random items) that I recommend for Black (and/or brown-skinned) boys. There are a plethora of options for brown-skinned girls, thankfully, but I'd like to see an equal number of options for brown-skinned boys. Until then, here's what I've found:
Ezra Jack Keats Treasury on Amazon
Chocolate Me on Amazon
He's Got the Whole World In His Hands on Amazon
Not Norman on Amazon
I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother on Amazon
Jesus is With Me on Amazon
The Ezra Jack Keats collection on DVD on Amazon
Global Wonders: African American on DVD at Amazon
In addition, there are many biographies featuring Black men written for children! I love this one on African American inventors. Our family enjoys the Little Bill TV series and books.
I'm thrilled that Hallmark has a brown-skinned little boy ornament available this year! Check out Gabriel!
Here's an African American newborn doll on Amazon.
The Snowy Day boy doll on Amazon
And a brown-skinned Elf on a Shelf on Amazon.
Black boy Cabbage Patch on Amazon
Learn-to-Dress Black Boy doll on Amazon
"First" doll for Black Boys on Amazon
"Ethnic" doll family (which could be mixed with other family sets to create your own family) on Amazon And here's one more option.
Also, search the HearthSong and Magic Cabin websites for more options.
Please share more suggestions via a comment!