16 Mar Celebrating Black girls and their magic
These books celebrate Black girl empowerment. From their curls to their imagination, these books show that Black women are capable of doing anything they aspire to and believe in!
Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Amanda Redd and Nneka Myers
As family members braid, brush, twirl, roll, and tighten their hair before bedtime, putting on kerchiefs, wave caps, and other protective items, the little sister cannot find her bonnet.
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi
In the summer of 1984, twelve-year-old Ebony-Grace of Huntsville, Alabama, visits her father in Harlem, where her fascination with outer space and science fiction interfere with her finding acceptance
The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
In a predominately white California beach town, the only two black seventh-graders, Alberta and Edie, find hidden journals that uncover family secrets and speak to race relations in the past.
Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson
The Hart family of Portland, Oregon, faces many setbacks after Ryan’s father loses his job, but no matter what, Ryan tries to bring sunshine to her loved ones.
For even more books about the magic of Black girls, check out this list of picture books!