7 of My Favorite Children’s Picture Books by Black Authors

“My Brother Charlie” is a beautiful picture book from actress Holly Robinson Peete and her daughter Ryan. The book is written from the perspective of a young girl, whose younger brother has autism and explains the condition to kids on their level. The narrator lets readers know about all of her brother’s amazing gifts, even though he has a brain that works in a special way. This book does a great job of celebrating differences and promoting understanding.