Love to read to celebrate the holidays? Add these African American Christmas books to your bookshelf this season!
So many of my favorite memories growing up are from Christmas time. The women in my family have always been enthusiastic about the holiday season.
From the decorations to the food, they left nothing undone when it was time to celebrate.
Everything I learned about Christmas is from them. I love being able to share the traditions I had as a child with my own children. I’m also creating my own traditions.
For example, my children love to read, so I keep an eye out for multicultural books about the holidays. There are a million preschool books about Christmas.
Finding books that feature African Americans specifically isn’t always easy, though.
It’s just like trying to find a Black Santa Claus or Nutcracker. It can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. When I see one, I snatch it up because, unfortunately, I may not see another.
In looking for African American Christmas books, I realize that I might need to write one. I mean, I am an author, so that’s not so farfetched. Until then, though, I rounded up ten really sweet Christmas books featuring Black characters and joyful, spirited stories.
We need more diverse holiday books, but for now, this is a start.
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