Please welcome Sandra Richards today with her diverse picture book list celebrating family, food, art, and music through the lens of African American authors and illustrators. She is a debut author with a wonderful picture book about rice and beans classics eaten all over the world called Rice & Rocks.
A Legacy of Culture: Diverse Picture Books about Family, Food, Art & Music
Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House by Faith Ringgold
Dinner at Aunt Connie’s is even more special than usual when Melody meets not only her new adopted cousin but twelve inspiring African-American women, who step out of their portraits and join the family for dinner.
Faith Ringgold is an amazing storyteller, effortlessly weaving in fantasy elements, taking her readers on a journey. This book is a perfect blend of showcasing the importance of family; immediate families, blended families, and the ancestors and bonding over dinner. [picture book, ages 4 and up]