Love our products? Guess what? Each cute black character featured on our t-shirts, party sets, and totes bags is actually from one of our black children's books. That's right. All of the characters featured here are from books written by BrownGirlsClub.com owner and African-American children's book author Crystal Swain-Bates and are copyrighted by Goldest Karat Publishing.
Check out the description for each book below. The entire list of our books can be found on Amazon.com by clicking here or by visiting the individual Amazon page for each book listed below.
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Big Hair, Don't Care
Designed to boost self-esteem and build confidence in African-American and biracial children, this beautifully illustrated picture book encourages children of African descent to feel good about their hair, no matter how different it may be from other kids. Main character Lola has really big curly hair, much bigger than the other kids at her school. Although her big hair often causes kids to stare and sometimes her big curls cause her to lose at hide and seek, that doesn't stop her from telling anyone who will listen just how much she LOVES her hair!
I'm a Pretty Princess
Meet Makayla, a pretty black princess who lives in a castle far, far away. Although she has cute dresses, a sparkling tiara, and a shiny wand, she knows that being a princess isn't just about her fancy things, she has to put in work to be the very best princess she can be! By the end of this rhyming picture book, Makayla realizes that "It’s not my castle, my wand, or the dress that I’m in. What makes me a princess is what lies within!"
Color My Fro
In "Color My Fro", 31 big-haired fairies, mermaids, warriors, models, cheerleaders, and fierce divas grace the pages of this coloring book celebrating the beauty of black women and natural hair. At each turn of the page, a new natural hair inspired illustration greets you.
Designed to boost self-esteem and build confidence in children of all ages, this fun rhyming picture book follows a freckle-faced girl and a gap-toothed boy throughout their day as they show the reader that despite their appearance, they both feel comfortable in their own skin, just the way they naturally are!
By the end of the story, young readers will be chanting the theme of the book: “I’m proud to be naturally me!”
The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star
Meet Zoe & Star, two adventurous AfricanAmerican girls who just love to have fun! Follow them throughout over 45 fun-filled coloring and activity pages that inspire creativity, promote self-confidence, and celebrate diversity
Miadora is convinced that her mommy has superpowers and what better way to share her BIG secret with her friends at school than at show and tell? But how will Miadora convince the other students that her mommy really IS a supermommy? Perfect for children living in single-parent homes, this picture book celebrates a single mother’s seemingly supernatural ability to care for her children, at least in her daughter Miadora’s eyes as she attempts to showcase her Supermommy at her school’s show and tell.
The Colorful Adventures of Cody & Jay
Meet Cody & Jay, two adventurous boys who just love to have fun! Follow them throughout over 40 fun-filled coloring and activity pages that inspire creativity, promote self-confidence, and celebrate diversity.
Black Fairy Tales
In Black Fairy Tales, 24 illustrations depict scenes from timeless tales such as "Cinderella","Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Pinocchio", "Snow White", "The Little Mermaid", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Princess and the Frog", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rapunzel", "Peter Pan" and many other classics. In each illustration, the beloved black characters from the "Colorful Adventures" black coloring book line by Crystal Swain-Bates are dropped into the scene so that brown children worldwide can see themselves depicted in fairy tales.