We all know and understand the importance of seeing oneself in the imagery we’re exposed to one a daily basis from the very beginning.
As children, we’re sponges that inhale information and believe what we’re told about ourselves. One way to mold the narrative your children subscribe to is with uplifting, inspiring books that feature faces that look like their own as protagonists.
We’ve rounded up beautiful books, some classics and some brand new tales, that highlight our stories, celebrate our imagination and confirm our experiences.
Give the gift of reading this holiday season and shop below!
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, $14
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale, $6
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, $8
Girl of Mine by Jabari Asim, $4
Brave by Stacy McAnulty, $16
Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, $10
Young Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson, $13
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson, $6
Be Boy Buzz by Bell Hooks
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, $13
Make A Way Media
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall, $11
Please, Baby, Please by Spike and Tonya Lewis Lee, $8
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