Beginning Chapter Books Whose Lead Characters Are POC

Beginning chapter books that feature kids of color! Most of the below are part of a series, so if you like them, look for the others. (NOTE: if you add books to this list, please only include titles that are 150-or-so pgs or less, and accessible to those who are just beginning to read chapter books)
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105

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105

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107

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3.90 avg rating — 972 ratings
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108

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110

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3.78 avg rating — 74 ratings
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111

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4.19 avg rating — 4,785 ratings
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112

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112

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4.02 avg rating — 333 ratings
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114

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114

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116

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117

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3.79 avg rating — 94 ratings
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118

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119

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120

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121

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4.25 avg rating — 28 ratings
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122

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4.02 avg rating — 1,586 ratings
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123

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4.17 avg rating — 571 ratings
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124

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4.12 avg rating — 364 ratings
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125

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3.99 avg rating — 632 ratings
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126

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4.08 avg rating — 307 ratings
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127

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3.93 avg rating — 379 ratings
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128

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3.90 avg rating — 350 ratings
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129

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130

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4.47 avg rating — 195 ratings
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131

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4.53 avg rating — 156 ratings
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132

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4.66 avg rating — 143 ratings
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133

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4.61 avg rating — 180 ratings
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134

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3.47 avg rating — 766 ratings
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135

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3.85 avg rating — 55 ratings
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136

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137

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3.70 avg rating — 136 ratings
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138

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4.16 avg rating — 55 ratings
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139

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140

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141

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142

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3.95 avg rating — 110 ratings
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143

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3.96 avg rating — 48 ratings
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144

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3.88 avg rating — 119 ratings
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145

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3.94 avg rating — 67 ratings
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146

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3.69 avg rating — 70 ratings
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147

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148

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149

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150

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151

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152

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4.13 avg rating — 215 ratings
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153

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154

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4.23 avg rating — 104 ratings
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157

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4.41 avg rating — 27 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 21 ratings
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162

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163

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3.77 avg rating — 440 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 232 ratings
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165

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3.82 avg rating — 294 ratings
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166

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168

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3.96 avg rating — 814 ratings
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169

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4.03 avg rating — 283 ratings
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170

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3.92 avg rating — 296 ratings
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171

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4.02 avg rating — 140 ratings
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172

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4.26 avg rating — 112 ratings
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173

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4.19 avg rating — 67 ratings
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176

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4.12 avg rating — 76 ratings
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4.64 avg rating — 44 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 71 ratings
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179

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3.77 avg rating — 959 ratings
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180

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4.03 avg rating — 343 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 64 ratings
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183

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4.19 avg rating — 105 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 70 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 174 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 724 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 136 ratings
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235 friends
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289 friends
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91 friends
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262 friends
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71 friends
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28 friends
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15 friends
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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate Removed One Crazy Summer - it's an excellent read, but definitely not an early chapter book!


message 2: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl You might want to remove Philip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe., too, for being for older children.

Some of these are picture-books, too, not leveled readers, like Amazing Grace (which btw is found to be offensive by some First Americans).


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