November 2018 MahoganyBooks (Children’s) Bestsellers
#1 – I’m A Brilliant Little Black Boy by Joshua B. Drummond
Introducing “I’M A BRILLIANT LITTLE BLACK BOY!…a gloriously designed and joyful, colorful picture book to celebrate our little Black boys with LOVE!
Meet Joshua…He is a little boy who has big dreams and ideas as BRILLIANT as the stars!
With all of his good friends, Joshua’s days are filled with adventures where books, a telescope, a red-superhero cape, rhyming hip-hop verse, twinkling fireflies that light up the magical summer skies above a card board fort in the park― and so much more ― is just what boyhood innocence and imagination is all about.
#2 – Lu by Jason Reynolds
Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynolds.
Lu was born to be co-captain of the Defenders. Well, actually, he was born albino, but that’s got nothing to do with being a track star. Lu has swagger, plus the talent to back it up, and with all that–not to mention the gold chains and diamond earrings–no one’s gonna outshine him.
Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu’s way–literally and not-so-literally–and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means.
Expect the unexpected in this final event in Jason Reynolds’ award-winning and bestselling Track series.
#3 – Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.
Featuring 18 trailblazing black women in American history, Dream Big, Little One is the irresistible board book adaptation of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. Among these women, you’ll find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things – bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come.
The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come.
#4 – I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl by Betty K. Bynum
The first book to be released in the series, I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL! is a celebration for little Black girls in all shades and hair textures, with an introduction to the lead character Mia. With all of her delightful and talented friends, Mia shares fun, good manners and the idea of a future filled with brilliance!
With her abundant energy and joy leading the way, readers follow Mia as she plays with her friends who are all shades, shapes and sizes. There’s tall Kia, Keisha the reader, Charlotte her best friend, Dina Rose-Marie the artist, Imani the dancer, Anna who loves sports, Ruby the singer, and honey-haired Tracy. Mia finds that “Pretty” is within herself and her friends, and being pretty is way beyond what the mirror shows.
#5 – Don’t Touch My Hair by Sharee Miller
An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair.
It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In the street, strangers reach for her fluffy curls; and even under the sea, in the jungle, and in space, she’s chased by a mermaid, monkeys, and poked by aliens…until, finally, Aria has had enough!
Author-illustrator Sharee Miller takes the tradition of appreciation of black hair to a new, fresh, level as she doesn’t seek to convince or remind young readers that their curls are beautiful–she simply acknowledges black beauty while telling a fun, imaginative story.