Here are a few picture books that I love. Some I think would work well as early readers. Others I think would lose too much if made into a early reader. I know I probably don't need to show the second group but I like them, so there you go.
1. Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen and Elise Primavera
2. Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen and Kadir Nelson
3. Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts and Noah Z. Jones
4. The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington and Shelley Jackson
5. The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patricia C. McKissack and Giselle Potter
6. Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett and Noah Z. Jones
7. Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big by Chris Paul and Frank Morrison
8. The New Girl . . . and Me by Jacqui Robbins and Matt Phelan
The odd numbered picture books, are great stories, that I think could easily be early readers. I would especially love to see books like Those Shoes or Long Shot as early readers. Its so hard to find early readers with boys of color as main characters.
I don't think all African American picture books longer in text should or could be early readers. Hence the even numbered books, I snuck in because I love them.
I will be answering the roll call later in the week. Anyone can take part in Diversity Roll Call at any time. It's co-hosted by Ali from Worducopia and Susan from Color Online.