At CMA we stand with the Black community to make this world a better and more just place for the future grown-ups of the world.
As makers, thinkers, and innovators we believe that by learning together, lifting each other up, and illuminating diverse voices from diverse backgrounds, we can elevate the quality of content for kids.
As we work towards equitable representation in children’s media, on the page and the screen as well as behind the scenes, we use this platform to amplify some of the many Black creators of kids books, shows, and content.
If we’ve missed any of your favorites, please let us know on Facebook or Twitter, or through email and so that they can be added.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer (Author), Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
Carefree, Like Me! by Rashad Malik Davis
Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest, Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time by Marti Dumas
Milo’s Museum by Zetta Elliott
Princess Cupcake Jones and the Queen’s Closet by Ylleya Fields (Author), Michael LaDuca (Illustrator)
Dear Baobab by Cheryl Foggo
Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin
Kitchen Dance by Maurie J. Manning
Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen and Elise Primavera
The Golden Girls of Rio by Nikkolas Smith
Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Author), Jade Johnson (Illustrator)
President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson (Author), Rafael López (Illustrator)
Black Panther and Captain America by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage by Denys Cowan
Black Panther and Deathstroke by Christopher Priest
Excellence by Khary Randolph & Brandon Thomas
Poorcraft: The Funnybook Fundamentals of Living Well on Less by C. Spike Trotman
Nighthawk: Hate Makes Hate by David F. Walker and Ramon Villalobos
Black Lightning, Mara Brock Akil
Black Panther, Reginald Hudlin
Dear White People, Justin Simien
Mama K’s Team 4, Malenga Mulendema (upcoming)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Ian Jones-Quartey
Love and Basketball, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
Coach Carter, directed by Thomas Carter
Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor
House Party, directed by Reginald Hudlin
Rise of the Guardians, directed by Peter Ramsey
Cooley High, directed by Michael Schultz
The Last Dragon, directed by Michael Shultz
The Hate You Give, directed by George Tillman Jr.
The Great Debaters, directed by Denzel Washington
Web series: Reba to the Rescue, Cecily C. Mitchell
Special: American Girl Summer Camp: Friends for Life, Alison McDonald
Short: Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
#DrawingWhileBlack Directory 2020, including Black artists and their samples/info by category
Thank you to Comic Book Herald and Raising Luminaries for support in compiling this information.