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 six children’s book featuring a Black Santa that your children will love!

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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 complimented 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 game “I Spy”. A perfect book for your little learners. They’ll develop focusing skills while try to find the cute Christmas objects. As your child looks through the vibrant Christmas-themed pictures he or she will count their numbers 1-10. Your child will have so much fun reading repeatedly number book 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 favourite 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 to much for Jimmy 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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