In a heartbreaking blow, my oldest daughter told me she preferred white Santa to brown Santa.
Why does she even have to have a preference??!! I think she’s trying to get my goat. Mission accomplished. Immediately, I started digging to find Christmas books that featured black kids, black families and black Santas. Here are some of the books I came up with:
The Night Before Christmas: An African American Retelling by Noland Nixon
The Day Santa Got Sick by Deanne Samuels, illustrated by Oliver Kryzz Bundoc
Silent Night by Lara Hawthorne
A Very Noisy Christmas by Tim Thornborough
A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories by Bettye Collier-Thomas
And for good measure….
My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz
Please share your suggestions in the comments!