African American Books for AGES 4-8 and Grades K-3
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The Goal Is To Create Life Long Readers 

Beautifully illustrated stories for GRADES K-3 with positive images that stirs the imagination and builds vocabulary to accelerate their enthusiasm for reading and increases reading comprehension.

  • The Highest Tribute Thurgood Marshall at Ashay By The Bay
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    The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership, and Legacy

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    Kekla Magoon (A) and Laura Freeman (ILT)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - First Black Supreme Court Justice - 2022) A brilliant picture book biogr...

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  • Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch
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    Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch

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    Heidi Tyline King (A) and Ekua Holmes (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Environmental Story / Activism - 2021) This heartfelt picture book biog...

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  • The World Belonged to US
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    The World Belonged to US

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    Jacqueline Woodson (A) and Leo Espinosa (ILT)  List Price $18.99 (Hardcover - Brooklyn Kids at Play In The Streets - 2022) Two children’s book supe...

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  • Ohana Means Family

    Ohana Means Family

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    Ilima Loomis (A) and Kenard Pak (ILT) List Price: $8.99 (Paperback - Hawaiian Heritage - 2022) Join the family, or ohana, as they farm taro for poi...

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  • True You: A Gender Journey
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    True You: A Gender Journey

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    Gwen Agna (A) and Shelley Rotner (A) and Shelley Rotner (ILT)  List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Children / Gender Identities - 2022) There a...

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  • Lubaya's Quiet Roar
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    Lubaya's Quiet Roar

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    Marilyn Nelson (A) and Philemona Williamson (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Protest / Making A Difference -  2020) In this stirring picture b...

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  • Binny's Diwali

    Binnny's Diwali

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    Thrity Umrigar (A) and Nidhi Chanani (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Celebration of Festival of the Lights -2020) Binny woke up happy but...

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  • The Year We Learned To Fly
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    The Year We Learned to Fly

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    Jacqueline Woodson (A) and Raphael Lopez List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover -Companion to The Day You Begin - 2022) Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López'...

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  • Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner at AshayByTheBay.com
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    Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner

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    Angela Dalton (A)  Jestenia Southerland (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Family Dinner Story - 2021 On Here Wee Read's 2021 Ultimate List of D...

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  • Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood

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    Tony Hillery (A) and Jessie Hartland (ILT) List Price $17.99 (Hardcover -He Built A New York City Garden - 2020) As featured on Humans of New York...

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  • The ABC's of Black Hisotry at AshayByTheBay.com
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    The ABC's of Black History

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    Rio Cortez (A) and Lauren Semmer (ILT) List Price: $14.95 (Hardcover - African American History ABC's -2020) A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER B is for ...

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    Our Table

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    Peter H. Reynolds (A) and (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Family Dinner Table - 2021)  Creative visionary of The Word Collector, Happy Dreame...

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  • The Real Santa

    The Real Santa

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    Nancy Redd (A) and Charmell Pinkney Barlow  (ILT)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Santa Story - 2021) Join one Black family on their journey to d...

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    Beach Day!(Step into Reading, Level 1)

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    Candice  Ransome (A) and Erika Meza (ILT) List Price: $12.99 (Hardcover - Day At The Beach - 2020) Summer sun and fun in this Step 1 reader featuri...

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  • Kevin's Kwanzaa

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    Lisa Bullard (A) and Constanza Bazaluzzo (ILT)  List Price: $7.79 (Paperback - Black Holiday / Spiritual Event -2012) Kevin's family is celebrating...

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  • India Map Puzzle

    India Giant Jigsaw Puzzle with FREE Map

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    Patrick Adom (Creator and Founder) List Price: $23.00 (Jig Saw Puzzle - India - 2021) Puzzles are a great way for you and your family to bond with ...

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  • SEnegal Map Puzzle only at AshayByTheBay.com

    SENEGAL Giant Jigsaw Puzzle with FREE Map

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    Patrick Adom (Creator and Founder) List Price: $23.00 (Jig Saw Puzzle - Senegal - 2020) Puzzles are a great way for you and your family to bond wit...

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  • KENYA MAP PUZZLE
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    Kenya Giant Jigsaw Puzzle with FREE Map

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    Patrick Adom (Creator and Founder) List Price: $23.00 (Jig Saw Puzzle - Kenya - 2021) Puzzles are a great way for you and your family to bond with ...

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  • Cameroon Map Puzzle 100 Piece

    Cameroon Giant Jigsaw Puzzle with FREE Map

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    Patrick Adom (Creator and Founder) List Price: $23.00 (Jig Saw Puzzle - Cameroon - 2020) Puzzles are a great way for you and your family to bond wi...

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  • We Can Portraits of Power

    We Can: Portraits of Power

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    Tyler Gordon (A and ILT) List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Picture Book / Young Artist / Portraits -2021) "When I was born, the doctors told my mom t...

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  • I Don't Eat That

    I Don't Eat That! A Children's Book About Food

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    Erica M. Burrell M.Ed (A and ILT) List Price: $19.99 (Hardcover - Food Knowledge and Eating - 2022) Elodie never eats school lunch like her classm...

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  • The Day You Begin

    The Day You Begin

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    Jacqueline Woodson (A) and Rafael Lopez (ILT)   List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Meeting New People - 2018) A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Featured ...

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  • How Kofi Amero Became the Hero of Amero

    How Kofi Amero Became the Hero of Amero

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    Kya Johnson (A) and Danh Tran (ILT) List Price: $25.99 (Hardcover - African Folktale / Interactive Book -2021) We are excited to introduce the 2n...

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  • Cool Cuts
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    Cool Cuts

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    Mechal Renee Roe (A and ILT)  List Price: $16.99  (Hardcover -  Hairstyles for Boys - 2020)  Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President Kamal...

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  • O is for Oshun: An ABC Book of Folklore Characters From Around the World

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    Kya J. Johnson (A) and The Intellify (CONT) List Price: $24.99 (Hardcover - ABC'S and African Folklore with Digital Effects - 2020) O is for Oshun...

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  • Change Sings at AshayByTheBay.com

    Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

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    Amanda Gorman (Poet) and Loren Long (ILT) List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover -  Poetry / First National Youth Poet Laureate of the US 2021) A lyrical pi...

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    Make Your Own Money How Kids Can Earn It, Save It and Dream Big

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    Ty Allen Jackson (A) & Nicole Miles (ILT) List price: $12.95 (Paperback - Money Self Help & Motivation - 2021) Saving money for something? ...

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    We Laugh Alike / Juntos nos reímos:

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    Carmen T. Bernier-Grad (A) & Alyssa Bermudez List Price: 17.99 ( Hardcover - Multicultural - 2021) Six kids are ready to play: three speak Engl...

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  • Tani's New Home: A Refugee Finds Hope and Kindness in America

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    Tanitoluwa Adewumi (A) &  Courtney Dawson (ILT) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Biography /Chess Champion- 2019) Tani Adewumi's moving true st...

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  • Missing Daddy

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    Mariame Kaba (A) & Bria Royal (ILT) List Price: $16.95 (Hardcover - Missing Father - 2019) “This book is a crucial tool for parents, educators...

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  • Cassie's Word Quilt

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    Faith Ringgold (A and ILT) A Pre-reading Development Agenda List Price: $6.99 (Paperback - Pre-school Sight Words - 2004) Join Cassie, the main cha...

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  • Black IsA Rainbow Color
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    Black Is a Rainbow Color

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    Angela Joy (A) and Ekua Holmes (ILT)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Expressing Being Black ABC -2020) A child reflects on the meaning of being Bl...

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  • Stay This Way Forever

    Stay This Way Forever

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    Linsey Davis (A ) and Nancy Fleming (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - A Mother’s Loving Memories -2021) Celebrate the joy, wonder, an...

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  • GOING DOWN HOME WITH DADDY

    Going Down Home with Daddy

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    Kelly Starling Lyons (A) and Daniel Minter (ILT)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Family / Heritage - 2019)  A 2020 CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK Set at on...

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  • African

    African

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     Peter Tosh (A) and Rachel Moss (ILT)  List Price:  $16.95 (Hardcover - African / Song Lyric  -  2020) A beautiful children's picture book featuri...

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  • The Big Bed

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    Bunmi Laditan (A) and Tom Knight (ILT) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Family - 2018) From Bunmi Laditan, the creator of the Honest Toddler blog, T...

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