Although my Black/Latino child is no longer a little kid I still love to share with him classics featuring a Black Santa Claus. Here are some children’s books featuring a Black Santa that your children will love!

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In The Nick Of Time

Nick Saint never really put a lot of thought into his name until one snowy day in December when he accidentally receives a letter meant for Saint Nick. Realizing there is not much time left until Christmas, Nick opens the letter. The unexpected message inside ultimately leads him on a journey of understanding poverty, gratitude, and service to others while discovering the real meaning of the holiday spirit. Nick’s actions and kindness are filled with heartwarming results that even please Santa Claus himself! An endearing story of a little brown boy who helps Santa save Christmas. Children of all ages and backgrounds who read In the Nick of Time will understand that sometimes the smallest act of kindness can take up the biggest space in someone else’s heart.

In The Nick of Time Too

Nick Saint and his best friend, Cooper, reunite in this warm holiday story about the magic of Christmas. A surprise visit leads to a journey of self-discovery and a deeper understanding of the true meaning of the holiday spirit. Nick and Cooper receive a charge to spread kindness and hope in their everyday lives. Will Cooper listen to his friend and help Nick save the day again? Will you also be moved to action and accept Santa’s challenge to spread kindness wherever you go? Children of all ages and backgrounds will be inspired by this story and will understand that love, hope and kindness come to us in many shapes and all colors.

Santa’s Christmas Countdown

Santa is getting ready for Christmas Eve, but he’s lost his list of jobs to do! This large format board book tells a fun rhyming tale of Santa who is getting ready to deliver presents around the world. Toddlers will love the large touch and feel, especially his curly beard and velvet hat.

The Day Santa Got Sick

What would happen if Santa couldn’t drive his sleigh on Christmas Eve? The Day Santa Got Sick tells the story of what happens when a little girl elf and Mrs. Claus come up with a solution to deliver toys for Christmas after Santa gets sick. This multicultural Christmas story will bring joy to all your little ones who look for Santa during the holiday season.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: A 21st Century Retelling of Clement C. Moore Classic Poem

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, this book is sure to spread joy and cheer to your family’s Christmas story times. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is a retelling of Clement Moore’s classic holiday poem. This story is complemented by illustrations of an African-American family.

Count with Santa: A Fun Christmas Picture Counting Book for African American Children 2-4-Year-Old Toddlers 

This book combines simple counting with fun similar to the game “I Spy”. A perfect book for your little learners. They’ll develop focusing skills while trying to find cute Christmas objects. As your child looks through the vibrant Christmas-themed pictures he or she will count their numbers from 1-10. Your child will have so much fun reading repeatedly number of books they won’t even know they’re learning! They’ll also develop the ability to concentrate, as well as their observational skills. This is a delightful book for parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends to share with their children.

A Piece of Black Cake for Santa 

Femi and her friends planned to leave some traditional Caribbean treats out for Santa, including Black Cake. The children shared warm wishes for their favorite dishes while enjoying winter activities at the Christmas fair.

What Color is Santa?

What color is the real Santa Claus? Is Santa Black? Is Santa White? Is Santa Hispanic or Asian? For centuries this question has gone unanswered, until now. After a playground dispute, Jimmy takes it upon himself to seek and find the truth about Santa Claus’s real identity. But when the truth is revealed about who Santa really is, will it be too much for Jimmy to handle?

The Secret of Santa’s Songbird: African American Cover Edition

Meet Chipper the songbird, a Northern Cardinal who is rather slow at growing his feathers. He can only hope to be like other birds. Chipper is destined by the nature of his own heart, to deliver a Christmas gift not even Santa sees coming! This beautifully written narrative poem shares the spirit abiding within. 

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