Gift these life-giving books throughout the year! The little ones will love them, will grow to appreciate and value their roots, understand their ancestry and gain a clear perspective of the world they live in.
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry — Based on the Academy Award winning short film of the same name, Hair Love is a beautifully illustrated ode to loving one’s natural hair and the beautiful relationship between a father and his daughter.
I Promise by Lebron James — A personal favorite of mine, I Promise by NBA champion Lebron James follows a diverse group of students as they are encouraged to be respectful, imaginative, and, most of all, true to themselves.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson — A President Obama “O” Book Club pick, Brown Girl Dreaming is a collection of poems by New York Times best selling author Jacqueline Woodson based on her life growing up as a Black woman in the 1960s and 1970s.
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison — Featuring 18 trailblazing Black women in American history, this beautifully illustrated book was a bestseller and is the best goodnight story to inspire big dreams.
As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds — This right of passage story follows the love of two young brothers as they navigate through the concept of generational and family love.
Happy Here by Sharna Jackson — Introduced by bestselling author Sharna Jackson, Happy Here features stories and poems by ten talented Black authors as they explore the themes of family, joy, and love.