It’s difficult for girls of color to build a healthy self esteem in this world. With images telling them that how they look isn’t quite good enough, it’s very important for little girls to have a great sense of self worth and empowerment about not just their looks, but who they are as a whole.
We can’t rely on outside forces to teach our girls to love themselves. It must start at an early age and in the home. For Harriet put together a nice list of empowering books for little black girls.
We can do this with our words and by our example; however, books can also prove to be important points of contact into the souls and spirits of black girls. […]
And when you’re done with this list, check out our follow-up “25 More Empowering Books for Black Girls”
Age 2-4Girl of Mine – Jabari Asim
This companion book to Boy of Mine shows a dazzling little girl enjoying playtime in the moon’s soft glow. As daddy cradles his baby girl, she is suddenly whisked away on a fantastical adventure, swinging above lush floral gardens under the golden moonlight. The sweet text, inspired by “Rock-A-Bye Baby,” will whisk little ones off to peaceful slumber.Lola at the Library – Anna Mcquinn
On Tuesdays, spunky Lola and her mommy go to the library. Come with Lola on her favorite weekly trip in this celebration of books and the people who love them.
Each book serves as a promotional tool for instilling positive self-image in young black girls.
Thanks to For Harriet for sharing.
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