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LeBron James is a global basketball icon, an entrepreneur, a film producer, an actor, an outspoken advocate and the founder of an education academy. Now the three-time NBA champ and four-time MVP is adding the title of “author” to his repertoire. King James, 35, has written I Promise, a children’s picture book based on the…

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In the wake of a growing scandal, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has resigned from office, according to The Baltimore Sun. Pugh was under increasing pressure to step down after federal agents from the IRS and FBI raided her home and office and also those of close staff after dubious financial dealings tied to her self-published children’s…

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Louie T. McClain is the founder of Melanin Origins, a children’s book publishing company focused on publishing authors who teach Black children about the great leaders, teachers, and inventors who share their ancestry. As a single father of two, McClain often hears the struggles women face as single parents, but rarely get to hear it from…

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Media maverick, CEO and publisher Munson Steed continues to expand his family entertainment and children’s book series Little Professor Skye with a perfect bedtime storybook titled Sleep Sleep Dream Dream. The book echoes every child’s desire to engage in any other type of activity except for sleep. As Daddy pleads with the lively child prodigy, Little Professor Skye,…

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Ruth Parish Watson is a best-selling writer known for her romance murder mystery series, Blackberry Days of Summer, An Elderberry Fall and Cranberry Winter. Watson is a talented playwright, a graduate of Lincoln University and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. With her most recent work, Who Said A Girl Can’t Be President? she stepped outside of…

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From historical and cultural traditions to STEM subjects and finances, Black authors address every subject in this list of children’s books we’ve curated. The information, memories and knowledge shared by storytellers in these colorful periodicals are essential and substantive for the young minds they reach. Here are their stories. A finalist in the 2016 USA…

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Bronx public school teacher Jade Greene-Grant solved three puzzles to win over $84K in prize money, a car, and a trip on “Wheel of Fortune.” The Yonkers resident narrowly missed out on a million dollar payout. In May, she and her best friend and fellow pre-kindergarten teacher, Barbara Magnotta of White Plains, decided to try out…

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Munson Steed and Skye

In today’s digital world, children, like adults, are more often than not tethered to an electronic device.  Even small children spend hours engaged on screens exploring learning games and apps.   With access to a wide variety of digital content for the young ones, it would seem that there is little need for new picture…

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Photo courtesy of L. McGregor In 2012, Chicago-based children’s author L. McGregor introduced Chicago and the world to a little chocolate bunny named“Little Pampu. “Pampu” is Swahili for pump. Little Pampu is an adventurous little brown rabbit who belongs to the family of Chocolate Bunnies that prove to children that their dreams can come true. You…

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Audible.com has released a free version of Samuel L. Jackson reading from the book by novelist Adam Mansbach, putting an even more hilarious spin on the frustrations of a loving father who just can’t get his little one to sleep. Warning: it isn’t kid (or work) friendly! You can download the full free audio book…

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