Books for African American Girls
Name of the book: Straight Talk -A Mother Daughter Conversation about Self Acceptance and Loving Your Hair Author: Dr. Kirleen Neely PhD, LPC-S Pages: 24 pages Great for ages: 8 - 13 years You can never have too many books about self acceptance for girls The topic of good hair and bad hair has been around for a long time. This mild mannered book gently
Name of book: I Am Truly Author: Kelly Greenawalt Pages: 28 pages Great for ages: 5-9 years If you believe it, then you can achieve it! What better way to teach and instill in young girls the power of believing in themselves than to let them read books that illustrate many of the things we want them to know they can accomplish! Truly is an adorable little
Name of Book - Big Hair, Don't Care Author - Crystal Swain Bates Pages- 30 Great for ages 3 - 7 years This is a book of a few words, but the illustrations are worth a thousand! Pretty, positive, and plain ole preciousness describes the feelings that came over me while reading this feel-good-about-my-big-hair book. It has been a long time coming for little
Name of Book: SayIt, See It, Believe It Author: Cassandra Mack Pages: 120 Great for girls 5-18 years(young ladies and women too) All of our actions begin with saying and seeing it, verbally and mentally and then sealing it with belief. That's all an affirmation is yet something seemingly so easy and simple is very powerful! This cute little activity journal is
Title: Hair Dance! Author: Dinah Johnson & Kelly Johnson Level: Pre-school to 4th grade "Hair comes in all colors, textures and styles. Whether it is cut long or short, in braids or cornrows, or left natural, it plays a big part in who we are and how we feel about ourselves. Kelly Johnson's stunning photographs of girls wearing a range of hairstyles,
Name of Book: The Adventures of Nurse Nicole Author: Nicole Brown, MSN, RN Pages: 26 pages Reading Level: 3rd & 4th grade Let me elaborate on some super great points of fact regarding The Adventures of Nurse Nicole. The author is an African American mother of three children, a nurse educator, and a Veteran of the United States Army. Thank you so
Title: Graceful Gabby Finds Love in Blue Author: Crystal Marable Level: 6-8 years This book serves as a great tool for helping young girls develop character and for teaching them the importance of gratitude. Graceful Gabby, as she is called by her Grandmother, is disappointed because she is getting a new room that is blue instead of her favorite color pink.