17 books for the black child in your life to read this summer

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| June 06 2016,

00:30 am

With summer approaching, the perfect way to occupy the children in your life is to pull out a good book for them to read. Sure, running around outside is good for their health and will let them exert all that extra energy, but for long car rides, winding down in bed or on days when it's just too hot to deal, a good book can be the perfect companion for the kids in your life

Here are 17 books they should read this summer:

1. Penny and the Magic Puffballs

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Check out this tale about a young girl inspired by her puffs, as opposed to wearing her hair down

2. Julian, Secret Agent

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Julian, Huey and Gloria set out to catch a bank robber, but will the kids get in trouble?

3. Lola Reads to Leo

Lola, who loves to read, wants to share stories with her little brother, Leo

4. The Patchwork Quilt

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Tanya works with her grandmother on a quilt that tells her family's story

5. Curlilocks and the Three Pink Pandas

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Curlilocks forgets her manners when she enters the panda family's house

6. Kitchen Dance 

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When these kids wake up at night, it turns into a dance party with their parents

7. Please, Puppy, Please

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This book written by Spike and Tonya Lewis-Lee is the story of two toddlers and their adorable puppy

8. Don't Let Auntie Mable Bless The Table 

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This book is the epitome of the black family, tying in prayer and family rituals

9. Summer Sun Risin'

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This is a timely selection for any kid in the country having fun on a farm

10. Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

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These girls have fun on a Sunday afternoon with their Aunt Flossie

11. Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

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The incredible story of this North Carolina slave who bought his way to freedom

12. The Barber's Cutting Edge

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This story shows us how that special relationship between a man and his barber develops at a young age

13. Momma, Where Are You From?

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This young girl learns the story of how her mother grew up in a different time

14. STAT: Standing Tall and Talented #2: Double Team

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In this book from Amar'e Stoudemire's series, how will his friends react to his success?

15. Twintuition: Double Vision

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This book by Tia & Tamera Mowry is about teen sisters with magical powers

16. President of the Whole Fifth Grade

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Becoming class president is Brianna's first step toward creating her cupcake empire

17. P.S. Be Eleven

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Now that we've listed them for you, have at it! Download these books on for your kids or find them at a local bookstore.

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