EM­POW­ER­ING BOOKS FOR LIT­TLE BLACK GIRLS

DREAM TEEN Magazine - - Book Review -

Meet 8-year-old ul­tra-fab­u­lous Ruby Marigold Booker! Eight-year-old Ruby Booker is the baby sis of Mar­cel­lus (11), Roo­sevelt (10), and Tyner (9), the most pop­u­lar boys on Chill Brook Ave. When Ruby isn’t hang­ing with her friend, Theresa Pet­ti­coat, she’s find­ing out what kind of mis­chief her brothers are get­ting into. She’s sweet and sassy and ev­ery bit as tough as her older sib­lings. She sings like no­body’s busi­ness; she has a pet iguana named Lady Love; her fa­vorite color is grape-jelly pur­ple; and when she grows up, she’s go­ing to be the most fa­mous woman an­i­mal doc­tor on the planet. She’s the fab­u­lous, oh-sospec­tac­u­lar Ruby Marigold Booker! ................................................................................................... The ex­tra­or­di­nary true story of Ruby Bridges, the first African-Amer­i­can child to in­te­grate a New Or­leans school--now with sim­ple text for young read­ers! In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an an­gry crowd and into a school where she changed his­tory. This is the true story of an ex­tra­or­di­nary lit­tle girl who helped shape our coun­try when she be­came the first African-Amer­i­can to at­tend an all-white school in New Or­leans. With sim­ple text and his­tor­i­cal pho­to­graphs, this easy reader ex­plores an amaz­ing moment in his­tory and the courage of a young girl who stayed strong in the face of racism. ................................................................................................... Now in Drag­on­fly: a lively, em­pow­er­ing story about Brenda’s knot­ted-up, twisted, nappy hair and how it got to be that way! Told in the African-Amer­i­can “call and re­sponse” tra­di­tion, this story leaps off the page, along with vi­brant il­lus­tra­tions by Joe Cepeda.

Win­ner of a Par­ent­ing Read­ing Magic Award

................................................................................................... This is the tale of Mu­faro’s two daugh­ters, two beau­ti­ful girls who re­act in dif­fer­ent ways to the king’s search for a wife - one is ag­gres­sive and self­ish, the other kind and dig­ni­fied. The king takes on dis­guises to learn the true na­ture of both girls and of course chooses Nyasha, the kind and gen­er­ous daugh­ter, to be his queen.

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