"Best of" Lists
Award-Winning African American Books
Not only do the books on this list celebrate African American people and culture, but they've also earned some of the most distinguished honors in children's literature. Among these excellent kids' stories, you'll find winners of the Newbery Medal, the Caldecott Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award, which is given out to outstanding African American authors and illustrators. Each one is a great pick for Black History Month or any time of year. For more books about diverse experiences, try our list of Books with Characters of Color.