Browse our collection of books created by Black authors and illustrators including picture books, middle grade, and young adult books. Plus, preview new books coming soon and request digital ARCs on NetGalley!Browse our collection of books here →
Discover your next favorite book with the MacKids School & Library Winter 2021 Preview! Hear from our team as they present some of our wonderful upcoming titles, including picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles!
Plus, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate joins us to reveal the cover of her new middle grade novel WILLODEEN (available in September 2021!)
2:35 – Picture Books
16:20 – Middle Grade Books
33:36 – Katherine Applegate reveals the cover of WILLODEEN!
42:50 – Young Adult Books
Does your collection include this year’s critically acclaimed books? See what Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus, Horn Book, Publishers Weekly, and more, say about the top reviewed books of 2021 for kids and teens!Discover this year’s top reviewed books →
Keep reading to learn about our NCSS author programs, download our catalog of Social Studies Books for Kids & Teens, request digital ARCs of upcoming books, and more!Visit our NCSS Virtual Booth →
Looking for books that will send a chill down your spine? Or a sweet Halloween treat for young readers? Whatever floats your ghost, this book list will get readers in the Halloween spirit!Discover more spooky stories →
As Election Day 2020 approaches, students may have questions about social and political issues. These books break down complex ideas for young readers and cover topics like civics, voting laws, gun control, reproductive rights, analyzing news reports, understanding articles of impeachment, and more.Discover more Election Day reads →
Does your collection include this year’s critically acclaimed books? See what Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus, Horn Book, Publishers Weekly, and more, say about the top reviewed books of 2020 for kids and teens!Discover this year’s top reviewed books →
Discover spectacular series all year long! Our new August 2020 – August 2021 School-Year Calendar celebrates one middle grade, chapter book, or graphic novel series each month. Introduce your young readers to their new favorite series!Download the calendar + enter to win a physical copy →
On June 19, 1865 in Galveston, TX, African American slaves were finally informed of their freedom, despite the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation two years prior. Juneteenth is also referred to as “Freedom Day”, “Emancipation Day”, and “Juneteenth Independence Day.” The first celebrations of Juneteenth was about honoring former enslaved people. Today celebrations of Juneteenth consist of gathering with family, BBQs, parades, festivals, beauty contests, and other celebratory events to remember the lives of African American slave ancestors.
For those who would like to learn more, we recommend reading “Juneteenth: The Growth of an African-American Holiday” and “So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?”
Tune in to The Juneteenth Book Festival, created by author L.L. McKinney and co-organized by Saraciea Fennell, and featuring authors Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, Tiffany D. Jackson, Dhonielle Clayton, Alicia D. Williams, Mikki Kendall, Lamar Giles, Leah Johnson, Jay Coles, Kwame Mbalia, Justin A. Reynolds, Bethany C. Morrow, Ashley Woodfolk, Julian Winters, Tracey Deonn, Rebekah Weatherspoon, Kaylnn Bayron, Karama Horne, Karen Strong, Alyssa Cole, Eboni J. Dunbar, Patrice Caldwell, L.D. Lewis, Brent Lambert, Nivia Evans, Nichole Perkins, Farrah Rochon, Beverly Jenkins, Danny Lore, DaVaun Sanders, Roya Marsh, Zakiya Jamal, Claire Kann, and Candice Iloh.