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6-year-old Vanae James-Bey has created a book celebrating black indigenous cultures across the globe

  • Even a 6-year-old understands that representation matters. Vanae James-Bey and her mother, Veronica Bey, teamed up to create a coloring book celebrating the black indigenous cultures around the world.
  • The coloring book, The Indigenous Adventures of Princess Vanae, has already been given high praise since going on sale on March 31. 
  • The book lets readers in on a journey learning about the history and culture of the native-born black people in Africa and the Americas, the Root reported.
  • “We’ve received tons of positive feedback, with orders from Australia to Amsterdam,” Bey told the Atlanta Black Star. “Parents asking for one for boys are as negative as the feedback gets.”
  • The book was a family project. Johnathan Ellerbee, Vanae’s uncle, provided the illustrations for the book in April 2016. 
  • Vanae, who is homeschooled, researched all kinds of indigenous cultures with her mother. Ellerbee then drew illustrations of the 6-year-old wearing their traditional dress and jewelry. Read more (4/27/17)

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Books Every Black Child Should Read 

Nappy Hair -  Carolivia Herron, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)

The Snowy Day -  Ezra Jack Keats

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters -  John Steptoe

Meet Addie - American Girl Story 

“Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales” - Virginia Hamilton

Daddy and Me -  Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

Dancing In The Wings - Debbie Allen

Something Beautiful - Sharon Dennis Wyeth

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Anna Sewell (30 March 1820 – 25 April 1878)

English novelist, best known as the author of the classic 1877 novel Black Beauty. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: 1. Cover from Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse By Anna Sewell. With Fifty Illustrations. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1897. 2. Cover from Black Beauty; The Autobiography of a Horse By Anna Sewell. Illustrated. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d. 3.-4. Cover and frontispiece from Black Beauty; The Autobiography of a Horse By Anna Sewell. With Forty Illustrations. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, n.d. 5. Frontispiece “’I fell heavily to the ground on my side’” from Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse By Anna Sewell. With Fifty Illustrations. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1897. 6. Title page from Black Beauty; The Autobiography of a Horse By Anna Sewell. Illustrated. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d.

In 2017...
  • Let’s see more black girl magic and black boy joy.
  • Let’s keep celebrating black excellence.
  • Let’s remind the younger generation and ourselves that black is beautiful.
  • Let’s continue to fight social injustice.
  • Let’s keep reminding everyone that black lives do matter.
  • Let’s support black businesses more.
  • Let’s be more kind to our brothers and sisters regardless of their shade of skin.
  • Let’s read more black books, listen to black podcasts and show love to black media/blogs.
  • Let’s stop calling black women angry.
  • Let black women remember they are valued. Show them respect.
  • Let black boys and men explore their sexuality without judgement.
  • Let’s remember that mental health does affect the black community.
  • Let’s speak out on cultural appropriation.
  • Let’s keep creating amazing music, TV shows and films.
  • Let’s push for greatness in all aspects of our lives.
  • Let’s make sure more of our young brothers and sisters stay in school and graduate college.
  • Let’s show the world what it means to be black and proud.
  • Let’s no longer be afraid to be black.
  • Let’s embrace our past, work on our present and ensure a great future for our people.
  • Let’s remember that we are forces to be reckoned with.
  • Last, but not least. Let’s stay woke.

Wishing you all a prosperous and fulfilling 2017. It’s our year for the taking.

Much love.

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Tiana + Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

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Journey through Hawaii with Jace (A Fennell Adventure): Jace Fennell, Chasity Hampton: 9780692889190: Amazon.com: Books
Journey through Hawaii with Jace (A Fennell Adventure) [Jace Fennell, Chasity Hampton] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A young boy named Jace wants to take you on a journey through the exotic destination of Hawaii with him. The reader will be able to experience all of the beauty and excitement that this Hawaiian destination has to offer first hand. It will be up to the reader to choose the order of the adventure because you will decide your own direction for each excursion. Please use this book as a guide if you go

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