Black Girl Magic: 33 Picture Books Featuring Black Female Protagonists

by Charnaie Gordon

There are so many wonderful picture books that feature strong, Black females as the main protagonist. Little girls can read about heroines from the past and present who have emerged as role models for all children. They can explore nonfiction books about famous female inventors who have contributed to society. Or they can enjoy stories about everyday kids just being kids. Whatever they’re in the mood to read, either on their own or with a grown-up assisting, the one thing I can bet is they’ll be able to find a book to fit!

Below I’ve rounded up 33 picture books featuring a Black female protagonist as the main character that are great for all kinds of readers. Spy any of your favorite Black girl magic books or any new ones you may have never heard of before?

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