Summer Reading for Black Children

Summer Reading for Black Children
28 Books for Parents Raising a Black Male Child


Reading Books is Lit
Reading Books is Lit

A Black Parent’s Handbook to Educating Your Children
(Outside of the Classroom)
by Baruti K. Kafele

  1. A Hand to Guide Me by Denzel Washington
  2. Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful
    African American Males
    by Freeman A. Hrabowski,
    Kenneth I. Maton, and Geoffrey L. Greif
  3. Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, from Cocaine
    to Foie Gras
    by Jeff Henderson
  4. How to Get Out of Debt: Get an a Credit Rating
    for Free Using the System I’ve Used Successfully
    With Thousands of Clients
    by Harrine Freeman
  5. Kill Them Before They Grow: Misdiagnosis of
    African American Boys in American Classrooms

    by Michael Porter
  6. Letters to Young Brothers by Hill Harper
  7. Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled
    Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League

    by Paula Penn-Nabrit
  8. Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education
    by Jawanza Kunjufu
  9. Raising Black Boys by Jawanza Kunjufu
  10. Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
    by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson
  11. Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood
    by William Pollack and Mary Pipher
  12. Saving Our Sons by Marita Golden
  13. Single Mamahood: Advice and Wisdom for the
    African-American Single Mother
    by Kelly Williams
  14. Stickin’ To, Watchin’ Over, and Gettin’ With: An African
    American Parent’s Guide to Discipline

    by Howard Stevenson, Gwendolyn Davis & Saburah Abdul-Kabir
  15. Strength for Their Journey: 5 Essential Disciplines
    African-American Parents Must Teach Their Children and Teens
    by Robert L. Johnson & Paulette Stanford
  16. Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment
    for Women
    by Iyanla Vanzant
  17. The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life
    by Kevin Powell
  18. The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and
    Reconnect with Their Fathers
    by Sampson Davis,
    Rameck Hunt & George Jenkins
  19. The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and
    Fulfill a Dream
    by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins,
    Rameck Hunt, and Remeck Hunt
  20. The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
  21. The Single Mom’s Little Book of Wisdom
    by Cassandra Mack
  22. The Warrior Method: A Parents’ Guide to Rearing
    Healthy Black Boys
    by Raymond Winbush
  23. Yesterday, I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living
    and Loving
    by Iyanla Vanzant
  24. Being a Black Man: At the Corner of Progress and
    by Kevin Merida
  25. Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting
    by Terrie Williams
  26. Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing
    Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving
    Young Men
    by Leonard Sax
  27. Boys into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage
    by Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Pamela A. Toussaint,
    and A. J. Franklin
  28. 101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know
    by LaMarr Darnell Shields
  29.  Come On People: On the Path from Victims to
    by Bill Cosby