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Here are some chapter book series for boys and girls (ages 4-8 and 9-12)  I am discovering a ton of books that I want to introduce my daughter to, love that the characters are African American so that she can identify with them.  Many of these books are in Amazons buy 4 books and one of them is free, great for the holidays and birthday gifts.



Main character is African American girl


Willimina Rules chapter book series age 9-12



Amy Hodgepodge chapter book series age 9-12



Sugar Plum Ballerinas chapter book series age 9-12



Keena Ford series for age 4-8



Nikka and Deja series for age 4-8



Messey Bessey series for age 4-8 (these are both box sets but you can buy individual books too)


Ruby and the Booker Boys series for age 4-8




Main character is African American boy


Miami Jackson series for age 4-8


Julian series for age 4-8


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Thanks for this! I've really noticed an absence of black boys in chapter books. It looks like I haven't been mistaken in that impression. Very frustrating. 
Mom to two kids from Ethiopia.

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We like Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs.  It is a group of friends that have formed a club to solve mysteries.


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Thank you for this! I am a hawk when it comes to searching for AA characters in children's books but we are getting into chapter books now and hadn't seen anything yet. We'll try these. Thanks again!


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Thanks you just made my Christmas shopping a bit easier - I ordered a bunch of these on Amazon!!

Bonnie (and Scott)
Parents to 8 ages 31-5 (4 adopted 4 bio)
including sweet Becca Tewabech(age 5) - home 10/08
Sarah (Alemtsehay) (age 9) home 1/10
Estifanos (age 10) - home 3/10

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thanks so much for these!

DH - Josh
DD - Sophia Yenenesh, born 12/13/06, welcomed home 6/9/07
in process of looking at options for next adoption
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