Featured Books

These books were featured in the series along with the author, illustrator, reader, and question posed at the end of each episode.

I Love My Hair

Written By: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Illustrated By: E.B. Lewis

Read By: Tiffany Haddish

Question: Besides your hair, what else do you love about yourself?

I Am Enough

Written By: Grace Byers

Illustrated By: Keturah A. Bobo

Read by: Grace Byers

Question: Can you think about something you like about someone who’s different from you?

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Written By: Derrick Barnes

Illustrated By: Gordon C. James

Read By: Caleb McLaughlin

Question: What do you like most or least about getting your haircut?


Written By: Lupita Nyong’o

Illustrated By: Vashti Harrison

Read By: Lupita Nyong’o

Question: What does your name mean?

ABC’s For Girls Like Me

Written By: Melanie Goolsby

Illustrated By: Princess Kay

Read By: Marsai Martin

Question: Where do you wish you saw more people who look like you?

Pretty Brown Face

Written By: Andrea & Brian Pinkney

Illustrated By: Brian Pinkney

Read By: Jill Scott

Question: What is your favorite part of your face and why?

Brown Boy Joy

Written & Illustrated By: Thomishia Booker

Read By: Jill Scott

Question: What makes you happy, what brings you joy?


Written By: Misty Copeland

Illustrated By: Christopher Myers

Read By: Misty Copeland

Question: What advice would you give to someone to encourage them not to give up?

Let’s Talk About Race

Written By: Julius Lester

Illustrated By: Karen Barbour

Read By: Common

Question: What is something people wouldn't know about you just by looking at you?

The Day You Begin

Written By: Jacqueline Woodson

Illustrated By: Rafael Lopez

Read By: Jacqueline Woodson

Question: What makes you so fabulously different from everyone else you meet?

I Am Perfectly Designed

Written By: Karamo Brown

Illustrated By: Anoosha Syed

Read By: Karamo Brown

Question: What is one thing that you love about yourself?

Antiracist Baby

Written By: Ibram X. Kendi

Illustrated By: Ashley Lukashevsky

Read By: Kendrick Sampson

Question: What are some of the things you can do to be antiracist?

We March

Written & Illustrated By: Shane Evans

Read By: Marley Dias

Question: Why do you think people march or protest?