Black Children's Books & Authors

"Black children need to see their lives reflected in the books they read. If they don't, they won't feel welcome in the world of literature. The lives of African-Americans are rich and diverse, and the books our children read should reflect that."- Valerie Wilson Wesley

Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
Nikki Grimes
"Elizabeth Coleman is credited for being the first African American female to hold a pilot’s license  Her story, from poverty to pilot is told through voices that were part of her life. From her estranged father to her pilot instructor, each play a part in Bessie’s desire to dream big."

Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

Nikki Grimes

"Elizabeth Coleman is credited for being the first African American female to hold a pilot’s license  Her story, from poverty to pilot is told through voices that were part of her life. From her estranged father to her pilot instructor, each play a part in Bessie’s desire to dream big."

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