A list of books

Hello Friends!
How are you? So, it has been over 2 years since I last wrote on this little blog....I am going to do a life update soon. For today, I am going to share some list's of books that would be great to read to your child!

Children's Books:

Ron’s Big Mission by Corinne J Nader
Ruth & the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey
She Stood For Freedom by Loki Mulholland
Freedom on the Menu by Carole Boston Weatherford
We March by Shane W. Evans
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
What Was the March on Washington by Kathleen Krull
Malala Warrior With Words by Karen Leggett Abouraya
What Was Your Dream by Mary Kay Carson
Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy
 100 Women Who Made History by DK Publishing
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World By Charles R. Smith
Ruby Bridges Goes To School: My True Story by Ruby Bridges
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
The Civil Rights Movement for Kids by Mary C. Turck
I have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr.
What Was Your Dream, Dr. King? By Mary Kay Carson
 If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King by Ellen Levine
Who Was Nelson Mandela? By Meg Belviso
Walking to School by Eve Bunting
We Shall Overcome by Debbie Levy
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Star of Fear, Star of Hope by Jo Hoestlandt
Cheyenne Again by Eve Bunting
Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter
 Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton
 Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow by Amy Lee-Tai

I would like to add that a majority of these books are about important people in black history and the civil rights movement. While it is super important to read these books, it is equally important to read books about ordinary black kids and adults having ordinary lives. One example of a book like this would be "Crown An Ode To The Fresh Cut" By Derrick Barnes. This book is about a young boy who loves to go to the barber shop and get new hair cuts. He talks about how he feels while he is there and how he feels when he gets done. This type of books show children that it is ok to be just be an ordinary black person. They don't know have to be famous, or an actvist (they can if they want, but they are great, just being kids!) I am going to compile a list of these types of books soon and I will put it on here.
My friend Allison has a wonderful instagram account that showcases books full of diversity and inclusivity. Follow her account @children's_books_that_matter

Books for Adults:

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
White Rage by Carol Anderson
The Skin I'm by Sharon G. Flake
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
 Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum
Waking Up White by Debby Irving
Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M Steele
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zin

Stay tuned for more list's in the future!

Have a great day!


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