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10 Affirming Black Books That Will Elevate Your Children’s Minds

affirmation, black children, black children's books, Black Kids, Black Lives Matter, Black Love, books, Editor's Picks, education, Her Side, List, Literacy, ntozake shange, Parenting, Race, reading, Spike Lee -

10 Affirming Black Books That Will Elevate Your Children’s Minds

Black representation matters when it pertains to the literature that our Black children are exposed to. Here are 10 Black children’s books that elevate our children.

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I Dream of Africa

In Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield, a little African-American girl falls asleep and dreams of ancient Africa. In this dream, she returns to her people exercising the principle of Sankofa, which means “to go back and fetch it.”  This translates to the phrase “you cannot know where you are going unless you know where you have been.” She visits a village, its marketplaces and even meets her grandfather.


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