Thursday, July 12, 2007

African American Picture Books - February 2007

As you may have read, I'm on a quest to list - by month - the children's picture books written or illustrated by an African American and copyrighted in 2007. My methods aren't scientific. I don't work for a publisher, literary magazine, or newspaper with access to advanced books. So, I can use some help. Guess how many I located (so far?) for February 2007?
African American Picture Books - Black Authors or Illustrators - February 2007

  1. Mee-An and the Magic Serpent by West African Baba Wagué Diakité

Yep. Could only find one title so far. One. Uno. Though I'm glad for this one cover. I love the folk art quality. I want to turn the page to learn more about Mee-An. I can tell already that this list-making business is going to be expense! Do send a note if you know of any other Feb titles. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Here are more suggestions to add to your list.

Cherish Today by Kristina Evans and ill. by Bryan Collier.

Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me by Ann Grialconi and ill. by Jerry Pinkney

The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice Harrington and ill. by Shelley Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kyra,

Can we also post fiction titles?

Kyra said...

LibraryGrl -

Thanks for the additional books! Appreciate it!


Kyra said...

LibraryGrl - Hit send to fast!! Yes, fiction and non-fiction are both welcomed. Best, Kyra

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Thanks Kyra.

Here are some suggestions:


Celeste's Harlem Renaissance by Eleanora Tate.

Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson.

The broken Bike and the Boy of 33rd Street by Sharon Flake

egee said...

Brown little babies by Evelyn Gresham,
also if you ever need an illustrator for your picture books please e-mail me at,
you can also see my work at,