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African-American Preschool - 5 Years - Best Sellers

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends advising parents to begin reading aloud to children from birth, however we at the Pyramid endorse reading to the child while still in the womb. Reading during the early years of life creates significant impact by: • Stimulating Brain Development • Strengthening Parent-Child Bonds • Fostering School Readiness ....A Personal Library is a Must for a Child.

Many generations of Americans know little about African American authors and illustrators. In additional to A Personal Library, Pyramid Books has identified seven key ingredients to look for in Afrocentric books suitable for all children’s literature nutrition. These books should do the following things:

• Provide positive images that leave lasting impressions.

• Provide accurate, factual information that is enjoyable to read.

• Contain meaningful stories that reflect a range of African American values and lifestyles.

• Present nonfiction that is relevant to today’s issues.

• Contain materials that are self-affirming.

• Portray strong three-dimensional characters.

• Contain attractive graphics.

The choices adults make as parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers about literature for children, unequivocally nature or deprive children’s literary development. We must also promote solutions about loving to and learning to read. It is our duty to sustain a lifelong will to read. Our children's literary lives depend on what we are doing today ....A Personal Library is a must for a child.

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Lupita Nyong'o
Current price: $17.99
A New York Times bestseller!Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor AwardRecipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong ... Read More about
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Mahogany L. Browne
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For all the littlest progressives, waking up to seize a new day of justice and activism. Woke babies are up early. Woke babies raise their fists in the air. Woke babies cry out for justice. Woke babies grow up to change the world. This lyrical and empowering book is both a celebration of what it me ... Read More about
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Ibram X. Kendi
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller!From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves. Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather ... Read More about
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Editors of Caterpillar Books
Current price: $8.99
Lay down a baby beat and learn all about the history of rap! "This is sooooo adorbs!!" —Missy Elliot on Twitter2019 National Parenting Product Award Winner From Grandmaster Flash to Kendrick Lamar, rap has shaped generations and brought a voice to the voiceless. Bop along with the greats in this ado ... Read More about
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Mem Fox
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Enjoy this picture book celebration of diverse childhoods, and the essential things that make us all the same. "A compelling exploration of the differences between children that make them unique as well as the common humanity that unites them." (Publishers Weekly) Every day all over the world, child ... Read More about
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Rachel Isadora
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Join a sweet toddler for some morning fun perfect for sharing with babies, in this playful book by Caldecott Honor winning author Rachel Isadora, author of I Just Want to Say Good Night and I Hear a Pickle. A toddler plays a game of peekaboo, and you're invited to play too! First there's Mommy to fi ... Read More about
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Vashti Harrison
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Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller. An important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history. Among these bio ... Read More about
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world. Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations, including: Nurse Mar ... Read More about
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Vashti Harrison
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This beautifully illustrated board book edition of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by #1 New York Times bestselling author Vashti Harrison showcases women who changed the world, and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams. Dream Big, Little One features eighteen trailblazing ... Read More about
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Vashti Harrison
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This board book edition of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by #1 New York Times bestselling author Vashti Harrison is a beautiful first book to teach your little dreamers to follow all their biggest ideas.   Featuring eighteen women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, ar ... Read More about
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Innosanto Nagara
Current price: $11.95
One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers  “Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street ... Read More about
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Eleanor Morrison
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Cedella Marley, Bob Marley
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Now in board book format, adapted from one of Bob Marley's most beloved songs!   One love, one heart, let's get together and feel all right: Adapted from Bob Marley's timeless hit song, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in d ... Read More about
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Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee
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From moments fussy to fond, Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife, producer Tonya Lewis Lee, present a behind-the-scenes look at the chills, spills, and unequivocal thrills of bringing up baby! Go back to bed,baby, please, baby, please.Not on your HEADbaby baby baby, please! Vivid ... Read More about
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This sweet board book brings Bob Marley's beloved song to life for a new generation! Every family will relate to this universal story of a boy who won't let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three special little birds. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Every Little Thing co ... Read More about
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Andrea Davis Pinkney
Current price: $7.99
Help boil the greens, flip the fish, and slice the pie for a mouth-watering family meal in I Smell Honey, then join the fun as a baby boy discovers the unique features that make his face so special in Pretty Brown Face. In Shake Shake Shake and Watch Me Dance, explore the joys of rhythm and movement ... Read More about
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Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
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A modern classic, this whimsical story has been celebrating the beauty of African-American hair for over 20 years! In this imaginative, evocative story, a girl named Keyana discovers the beauty and magic of her special hair, encouraging black children to be proud of their heritage and enhancing sel ... Read More about
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Nancy Redd
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This joyous and loving celebration of family is the first-ever picture book to highlight Black nighttime hair traditions--and is perfect for every little girl who knows what it's like to lose her bonnet just before bedtime. In my family, when the sun goes down, our hair goes up!My brother slips a du ... Read More about
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Langston Morris, Kamden Morris
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Looking to introduce your kids to the world of real estate and investing? Then look no further than Trip to the Building In this delightful children's book, Mr. Morris takes his twin sons on a trip to their family's investment property to teach them all about how to take care of it and make it pro ... Read More about
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Tená V. Baker
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"Dear black boy, you can be anything because you were born with everything you need."When faced with bullying, low self-esteem, and self-doubt, how can black boys push through to find success in today's society? This is the story of a boy losing his innocence and finding his power. ... Read More about
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Marlon McKenney
Current price: $9.99
The Genius of Egypt is the incredible story of the world's first multi-faceted genius, Imhotep, and his amazing adventure from humble student to magical healer to eventually becoming the savior of the entire kingdom of Egypt. Set in 2600 BCE, Imhotep's journey includes themes of courage, the quest f ... Read More about
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Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard
Current price: $16.99
A Minneapolis Children's Theatre Company Original World Premiere Production A NEW YORK TIMES and #1 INDIEBOUND BEST SELLER American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom's Top 10 Most Challenged Books A Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection National Parenting Product Award ... Read More about
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Mariame Kaba
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"This book is a crucial tool for parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the well-being of children who, through no fault of their own, are forced to bear the consequences of our country's obsession with incarceration. For children who desperately miss their parents, feel confused, or are tea ... Read More about
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Samara Cole Doyon
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Coretta Scott King 2021 Honoree A winner of the ILA 2021 Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Awards in the fiction category. NCSS 2021 Notable Social Studies Book Maine Lupine Award Winner A CBC Recommended Book • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A New York Public Library Best Picture Bo ... Read More about
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Kwame Alexander
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Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal A 2020 Newbery Honor Book Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's T ... Read More about
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Amanda Gorman
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A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long  "I can hear change hummingIn its loudest, proudest song.I don't fear change coming,And so I sing along."   In this stirring, ... Read More about
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Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade
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*AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* *A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER* Shady Baby keeps it real in this picture book collaboration by New York Times bestselling duo actress and producer Gabrielle Union and NBA superstar and businessman Dwyane Wade. Based on their famous baby girl, Kaavia James: Aft ... Read More about
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Latashia M. Perry
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LeBron James
Current price: $19.99
An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller!  *An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year* A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers, including for back to school! NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk picture book inspired b ... Read More about
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Sarvinder Naberhaus
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An inspiring and patriotic tribute to the beauty of the American flag, a symbol of America’s history, landscape, and people, illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson Wonderfully spare, deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative paintings to ... Read More about
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Doyin Richards
Current price: $19.99
A picture book about immigration, Watch Me is based on the author's father's own story. Joe came to America from Africa when he was young. He worked hard in school, made friends, and embraced his new home. Like so many immigrants before and after him, Joe succeeded when many thought he would fail. ... Read More about
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Michael W. Waters
Current price: $18.00
Winner of the 2020 Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice A Top Ten Selection of the 2021 In the Margins Book Awards A Texas Institute of Letters 2021 Finalist for Best Picture Book 2021 Winner of the Wilbur Award for Children's Book of the Year A Picture Book Discovery Prize Winn ... Read More about
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Rose Blue, Corinne Naden
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Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by himself. But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Ron's obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage— ... Read More about
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Andrea Pippins
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From the master doodler of I Love My Hair and new mom, Andrea Pippins, comes a delightful board book about a day in the life of a baby. Follow a baby throughout the day, from napping to snacking to playing--and everything in between! High contrast, lively illustrations combine with gorgeous, colorfu ... Read More about
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Nikki Grimes
Current price: $7.99
Blue lost one boy to the streets and is determined that this time will be different. And Damon knows that even though he's the "man of the house," there's room for a friend like Blue in his life. At the end of the day, Damon has someone standing steadfast in his corner. Someone true . . . like Blue. ... Read More about
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Karen Lynn Williams
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How will Gregory find his way back to Dad? Swish-swoosh . . . Gregory draws a lion in the sand. "Don't go in the water, and don't leave Sandy," warns Dad. But the sandy lion grows a tail that gets longer and longer—and soon Gregory is lost on the beach. This wonderful read-aloud book brings to life ... Read More about
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Eric Velasquez
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What do you do when an octopus captures Grandma? Put on your superhero cape and rescue her! Two stories in one from award-winning Afro-Latino artist Eric Velasquez. The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. "¡Tenga cuidado!" Ramsey shouts. "Be careful!" But it's too late. The ... Read More about
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Lesa Cline-Ransome
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How did a poor boy named Edson—who kicked rocks down roads and dribbled balls made from rags—go on to become the greatest soccer player of all time? Here is the story of the boy who with great determination, lightning speed, and amazing skill overcame tremendous odds to become the world champion soc ... Read More about
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L. Frank Baum
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The Graphic Novelization of a Classic Tale! Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked to the magical land of Oz where they meet the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. Mike Cavallaro transforms L. Frank Baum’s world of Oz into a manga-influenced graphic novel. ... Read More about
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Bedtime Classics: charmingly illustrated board book editions of perennial favorites, simplified for the youngest readers! Bedtime Classics introduce classic works of fiction to little literary scholars through character driven narratives and colorful illustration. Designed to be the perfect one minu ... Read More about
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Denise Vega
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For fans of How to Babysit a Grandpa comes a tongue-in-cheek story that is a step-by-step manual for putting your monster to bed.  If you have a monster that won’t go to bed, don’t bother asking your parents to help. They know a lot about putting kids to bed, but nothing about putting monsters to be ... Read More about
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Ken Wilson-Max
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The stars are the limit for a little girl who acts out her wish to be an astronaut — inspired by a very special person. Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama is away, Astrid and her papa ... Read More about
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Jacqueline Woodson
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In this moving picture book from multi-award winning author Jacqueline Woodson, a young girl and her grandmother prepare for a very special day--the one day a month they get to visit the girl's father in prison. "Only on visiting day is there chicken frying in the kitchen at 6 a.m, and Grandma in he ... Read More about
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A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. To ease the distance between them while she’s in j ... Read More about
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Tami Charles
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Join the celebration in the kitchen as a family makes their traditional New Year’s soup — and shares the story of how Haitian independence came to be. The shake-shake of maracas vibrates down to my toes.Ti Gran’s feet tap-tap to the rhythm. Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new yea ... Read More about
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Margaret H. Mason
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Joseph’s grandpa could do almost anything with his hands. He could play the piano, throw a curveball, and tie a triple bowline knot in three seconds flat. But in the 1950s and 60s, he could not bake bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Factory bosses said white people would not want to eat bread touch ... Read More about
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Frank Morrison
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Award-winning picture book creator Frank Morrison makes his author/illustrator debut in an exuberant story about being yourself. Epic has tricks you won't believe. He's the kick flipping, big rail king. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he can't wait to hit the street with his skateboard. ... Read More about
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Jacqueline Woodson
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Two children’s book superstars—#1 New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Woodson, the author of The Day You Begin, and Leo Espinosa, the illustrator of Islandborn­—join forces to celebrate the joy and freedom of summer in the city, which is gloriously captured in their rhythmic text and lively art. It ... Read More about
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