Brown Baby Reads has a great list of books for infants through high schoolers.
Brown Girl Dreaming
by National Book Award Winner, Jacqueline Woodson
by 2015 Newberry Award Winner Kwame Alexander
Rachel Renée Russell is the author of the #1 New York Times Best Selling book series.
Black Child Books created by Lisa Slade Martin, Ph.D., features the most complete, comprehensive collection of black-oriented children’s books sold by Amazon.com (but not through its independent sellers). This site organizes almost all of the African-American-oriented children’s books scattered on Amazon.com.
Brown Sugar & Spice Books specializes in True stories about People of Color. Books are carefully chosen by experienceds teachers for historical and educational value. There are two categories: multicultural books for young children (click on “Children’s Books”) and Black History books for all ages. (click on “Black History Books”). The multicultural children’s books reflect the cultural richness of the Asian, Native-American, Caribbean, African, Hispanic, African-American, and European-American communities. This collection covers basic concepts, nature and science, and special issues like childhood fears, divorce, death and disabilities. Most of the history books are factual accounts of significant events in the history of people of color. The authenticity of these accounts is most important. BSSB feels it’s imperative for people to tell their own stories. Therefore, many of the children’s books feature first-world people writing their own experiences. BSSB searches for illustrations with ethnically authentic representations and positive images of people of color. BSSB also offers Africa kits, gift baskets and videos.
Binoandfino.com has a long list of coloring books that feature Black children.
Board Games Playing card and board games can be a good way of boosting cognitive skills development in children. Though it can be quite tricky to find such items centered around Africa here a few we would certainly recommend.
Attatoy Mixmates are colorful wooden blocks with characters as diverse and the children that play with them. Made of durable beechwood and child-safe inks, these blocks are built to survive the bumps (and let’s face it – sometimes being thrown like a curveball low and in across the room) that go along with being a favorite toy. As children play, they develop fine motor skills, problem solving skills and work on important social skills, such as communication, cooperation, and collaboration. There is no one “right” answer with these blocks, so kids of all ages are free to build numerous creative combinations. Set includes 6 2″ blocks featuring 12 colorful characters. 4 different themes to choose from.
Pretty Brown Girl
T-shirts, Dolls, Backpacks and More!
Sweet Baby Gift Set
This sweet little team of two is the perfect gift for any new birth! The bib and creeper are 100% cotton.Cotton construction provides ultimate comfort and easy washability. Creeper – Three bottom snaps with a standard T-shirt neckBib – One size with velcro closure
Hey Black Girls has awesome T-shirts and Sweatshirts
Budding STEM Clothing
“We tell our girls they can do anything. Be anything. So, why is it so hard to find clothes for young girls who aspire to explore the universe or dig for dinosaurs? We started buddingSTEM in 2014 when we couldn’t find the things our girls loved on girls’ clothes.”
We believe that if a girl likes purple and also likes trucks, she should be able to wear a purple truck dress. And if a girl likes princesses and also aliens, then an alien princess skirt is for her. We also believe that if a girl would prefer to skip the “princess” and stick with the “awesome,” she deserves some dress options that feature a range of colors and topics. We are Princess Awesome because butterflies are awesome and so are airplanes. Because monsters are awesome and so are twirly skirts. Because girls are awesome and girls get to decide what it means to be girly.
Illustrated Clothes For Imaginative Girls
Personalized bag tags are perfect for school bags and luggage! Five fun designs made from lightweight aluminum. Measures approximately 3.25″ x 2″ Detachable leather strap is included. Please allow 10-12 business days for the production of your tag (not including shipping time).
Ify Nwobi JD is a mompreneur mother of 4 miracles. She is also the Founder and CEO of Mummy’s Miracle Moringa Baby Skincare an all natural Moringa Baby Skincare formulated soon after she discovered the power of Moringa, a tree found in Africa and parts of Asia.
Urban Visionaries, LLC: UV Bow Ties
Help Dad or a new grad upgrade their wardrobe. Consider buying a bow tie from UV Bow Ties, a black owned business. Check out their new #HBCU line featuring #TuskegeeUniversity #FAMU and #HowardUniversity