Frustrated by the lack of books about black girls in her school curriculum, Marley Dias, an 11-year-old girl from New Jersey, launched this campaign to collect 1000 books where black girls are the main characters. She wants children's books that feature black female leads so that she and her peers have more fictional characters to look up to. The #1000blackgirlbooks project is her BAM social action project for 2016.

The following list is the books we sell where black girls are the main characters.

Books about Black Girls

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  • The Legend of Freedom Hill

    Author Linda Jacobs Altman Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright & Ying-Hwa Hu

    $25.95 ISBN: 9781584300038 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Lee & Low Books Publication Date: 2003-03-27
  • Allie's Basketball Dream

    Author Barbara E. Barber Illustrated by Darryl Ligasan

    $13.95 ISBN: 9781880000724 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Lee & Low Books Publication Date: 2002-01-30
  • Saturday at The New You

    Author Barbara E. Barber Illustrated by Anna Rich

    $22.95 ISBN: 9781880000069 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Lee & Low Books Publication Date: 2002-02-19
  • Seed Magic

    Author Jane Buchanan Illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb

    $22.95 ISBN: 9781561456222 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Publication Date: 2012-04-01
  • Grandma's Purple Flowers

    Author Adjoa J. Burrowes

    $11.95 ISBN: 9781600603433 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Lee & Low Books Publication Date: 2010-02-04
  • Catching the Moon : The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream

    Author Crystal Hubbard

    $14.95 ISBN: 9781600605727 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Lee & Low Books Publication Date: 2010-09-17
  • Real Sisters Pretend

    Author Megan Dowd Lambert Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

    $23.95 ISBN: 9780884484417 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers Publication Date: 2016-05-25
  • Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells : The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist

    Author Philip Dray Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

    $25.95 ISBN: 9781561454174 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Publication Date: 2008-03-01
  • The Heaven Shop

    Author Deborah Ellis

    $12.95 ISBN: 9781554550869 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 2007-10-17
  • Anna Casey's Place in the World

    Author Adrian Fogelin

    $19.95 ISBN: 9781561452491 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Publication Date: 2001-10-01
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