Support BIPOC Authors and Businesses with these Books for Kids

Summer is a great time for kids to learn about food, and books are a great way to help them do that. Here are some of our favorite titles, as well as a variety of local and/or BIPOC-owned bookstores where you can buy them.


  • Lenny in the Garden by Ken Wislon-Max
  • Grandma Lena’s Big ‘Ol Turnip by Denia Hester
  • City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan

Check out this list of BIPOC-authored children’s books about food:

Where to buy them: 

  • Birchbark Books in Lowry Hills offers a wide collection of native children’s books and can order books not available on their website. 
  • Moon Palace Books in Longfellow - you can order online!
  • Boneshaker Books doesn’t have a brick and mortar store, but you can order online.
  • Any of the bookstores on this list, all of which are BIPOC-owned.  

Do you have other favorite food-related titles by BIPOC authors? Email titles to [email protected] and we’ll add them to our book list.