Guess what today is?
It’s World Literacy Day, and here are our top 10 books for black girls because reading is FUNdamental!
Did you know?
Studies have shown that students who read for 30 minutes per day encounter 13.7 million 12.2 million more words than their peers who read less than 15 minutes a day.
Why should you care?
Well…because it’s world literacy day and I’m here to tell you my top 10 books for black girls because reading is FUNdamental!
The books are not in any specific order. They all serve the same purpose of representing black girl magic and loving yourself unapologetically!
Hair Like Mine by LaTashia M. Perry Illustrated by Bea Jackson
This book was one of my favorites because we curly girls have to stick together! I learned that my crown does not have to look like yours because we are all unique.
Happy Birthday Mali More by Tiffany Aliche Illustrated by Jaz McDaniel
This book taught me all about money! It is so important to learn at a young age to learn how to manage my cash, so I can grow to be a financially responsible adult.
Little Leaders: Bold Woman In Black History by Vashti Harrison
This book helped me see the role model’s shoulders I am standing on. The generations of the wonderful black women that paved the way for you and me!
Yelitsa Jean-Charles made Healthy Roots Dolls because she never had a black doll that looked like her. Similarly, Marley Dias was tired of reading books about “white boys and their dogs,” so she created the “#1000BlackGirlBooks initiative,” where she organized a book drive to send 1000 books featuring back protagonists to Jamaica in 2015.
We also thank Marley Dias for showing how much representation matters and creating resources for black girls to learn to love ourselves just the way we are!
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices is now streaming on Netflix!
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