From the moment they come into the world, little black girls works just a little bit harder than their peers to construct a healthy sense of self in a society that prizes values and attributes that don't mirror those they possess. We as their caregivers must help them find the way by offering them as many affirming messages as possible. 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. Here, we've compiled a list of books to promote a positive self-image in younger, black girls.
And when you're done with this list, check out our follow-up "25 More Empowering Books for Black Girls"
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman
A Sweet Smell of Roses - Angela Johnson
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