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21 books featuring Black heroes and characters every child should read

From tender tales that celebrate individuality to stories that offer new perspectives from history to modern-day, these books for children of all ages feature Black heroes and characters that will inspire and entertain, as well as stories that help facilitate family conversations on racial injustice.

23 books featuring Black heroes and characters every child should read
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