11 Must Have Kids Books Celebrating Math

Our neighbor, Dolisha Mitchell from Little Black Book Nook, an expert in curating diverse books for children, handpicked the selections for our Adventures in Math Book List!

Each book features Black and brown main characters 🥰 and is perfect for inspiring your littles (K-5 and beyond) on their math-magical journeys.

Head over to our Ruby Rae Society Bookshop for more details and purchase!



Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering
Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering book cover
By Ruth Spiro and Irene Chan

Baby Goes to Market
Baby Goes to Market book cover
By Atinuke, Illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building
Dreaming Up book cover
By Christy Hale


Ada Twist Scientist
Ada Twist Scientist book cover

by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts

Counting on Katherine
Counting on Katherine book cover
By Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

Count on Me
Count on Me book cover
By Miguel Tanco

2nd – 3rd GRADE

The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague
The Girl With A Mind For Math book cover
By Julia Finley Mosca,
illustrated by Daniel Rieley

A Computer Called Katherine
A Computer Called Katherine book cover

By Suzanna Slade, illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?
How Many Seeds In A Pumpkin book cover
By Margaret McNamara, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

4th GRADE & UP

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
Hidden Figures book cover

By Margot Lee
Shetterly, illustrated by Laura Freeman

The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan
The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity

By Amy Alznauer,
illustrated by Daniel Miyares