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A Super List of Children's Books That Celebrate Black Girls

Here at Bino and Fino, we are always on the look out for things that will help nurture young minds.  Finding children's books for kids that have a black girl as the protagonist or the main character can be tricky. This is because of the fact that there is very little visibility of black & brown kids in the world of children's books.  This is changing with campaigns such as We Need Diverse Books calling for more diversity in children's books

Below is a list of children books that we love and feel celebrate the beauty & uniqueness of black girls.

Big Hair Don't Care


Sunne's Gift: How She Overcame Bullying To Reclaim God's Gift 

Princess Cupcake Jones

Love Your Curls 

© The Real

© The Real

The Tooth Fairy

Jupiter Strong & The Hairy Hippos

Happy Hair Girls 

Princess Vinnea & The Gulavores 

Meet ClaraBelle Blue

I Am Mixed 

I'm Proud To Be Natural Me

TuTu Goes Green

The Nestling Quilt 

I'm A Pretty Little Black Girl! 

Girl of Mine 

Beautifully Made: Abby's First Pageant! 

Cricket's Curls

If you like any of these books and are looking for similar titles check out Tutu's Storybook's. They specialize in selling a wide variety of Pan African children's books that celebrate black heritage & diversity for early readers. 



Yaa Traps Death in  A Basket 

A Dance to Remember 

Honey Dew's Carnival Fever

Maggie Sinclair, Will You Please Fix Your Hair?!

Princess Me: Every Girl Can Be A Little Princess 

Posted on August 7, 2015 and filed under Books, Children's Books, Daughters, Education, Fun Stuff.

Educator Gives Powerful Speech on Black Hair & Diversity

Here at Bino & Fino we strive to provide content and information to help nurture young black & African minds.  Educator and mother Ama Karikari Yawson shares the same vision. She delivered a powerful speech at a TEDx event in June where she discussed the dangers of hair conformity & hair bullying in schools as a way of stifling personal development of black students during a period of rapid technological & culture change. 

You can check out the video below.

You can also get her wonderful book Sunne's Gift at Amazon.

Posted on July 15, 2015 and filed under Books, Education, Daughters, Children's Books, Thoughts and Views.

Listen To 'The Ghanaian Goldilocks' Audio Book

A wonderful twist on the well known tale. Enjoy the aural journey with the kids. 

Posted on February 21, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Books, Children's Books.

A New Font For Kids & People With Dyslexia

Great news today. A new typeface is going to make the lives of millions of people around the world with dyslexia easier. The creator, Chris Boer, a dutch graphic designer calls it “Dyslexie”. 

Posted on January 21, 2015 and filed under Books, Education.

The Ghanaian Goldilocks!

A few days ago we came across this adorable children’s book. It’s called ‘The Ghanian Goldilocks, a story by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli and illustrated by Phil Howell.

Posted on July 16, 2014 and filed under African Culture, Books, Children's Books.

More reasons why we make Bino and Fino:)



Another Bino and Fino fan joins the family at the Tabitha's Kids book fair in Abuja. Her polka dot dress and twists are so cute!

Posted on October 12, 2013 and filed under Books, Children's Books, Fun Stuff.

Meet ClaraBelle Blue

‘Meet ClaraBelle Blue’ is the first issue from the new exciting kids book series ‘ClaraBelle Blue’. The story revolves around ClaraBelle, a happy confident preschooler in a cute pink wheelchair who takes on skeptics, overcomes challenges, and shows the other kids at school how much like them she really is.

Posted on June 4, 2013 and filed under Books, Children's Books, Fun Stuff.

Nigeria's Number One Free On-line Library

Finding a good library can prove difficult. Luckily, we came across this amazing community library based in Awowlo road, Ikoyi, Lagos called Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries (ZODML). The library is an nonprofit organization that was set up by a grant given by the family of the late Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue who was passionate about education. Its vision: giving people access to free information for the advancement of self education.

Posted on June 4, 2013 and filed under Books, News.