The BeYOUtiful Brown Girl Project Presents Black Children's Book Week February 27 - March 5, 2022
THE BEYOUTIFUL BROWN GIRL PROJECT IS CELEBRATING BLACK CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK!
Founded by Veronica Chapman, Black Children’s Book Week is a week to celebrate Black children and the people who make sure they are represented in their books and other media. Black children are negatively affected by racism, which can cause and anxiety and fear, and place an unjust and unacceptable burden on their growth and development. We must all be intentional about making sure they feel our love. This week is dedicated to this mission. When Black children see themselves represented positively in their media, it fortifies their self-esteem and helps protect them from the impact of racism.
Join as a we celebrate Black Children's Book Authors of books for Brown Girls. We will be featuring an independently published author and their book every day in February! We will also be chatting with some of these authors during Black Children's Book Week on our Youtube Segment and Podcast, The BeYOU TV.
Join our mailing list to stay updated about all of the events going on during this week!
Featured authors: Books for Brown Girls
Will Grammy remember Me Written by J Elizabeth
Will Grammy Remember Me? is a deeply touching and heartfelt story about the beautiful relationship between a girl and her grandmother, Grammy. The young girl is alone and worried when her Grammy does not pick her up from school. After her parents explained that Grammy has Alzheimer's disease, the little girl was determined to help Grammy as Grammy had always helped her. Will Grammy Remember Me? is an excellent book for families facing Alzheimer's Disease and is a story that both children and adults will enjoy over and over again.
Ada's Wash Day Written by Sharnette Donacien
It's "Ada's Wash Day" but with a wonderful twist. Join Ada and Mama as they go through their weekly Sunday morning hair washing ritual. Their special mother-daughter bond is brilliantly captured and illustrated in this fun, and sweet story about grooming and self-acceptance.
Read and see how Mama teaches Ada to care for her hair and Ada learns to love and accept herself just the way she is. Mama also learns a little bit about herself too!
Girls of Medicine By Orezime Uyeh
Girls for Medicine is a children's picture book that encourages kids, especially minority girls, to pursue medical careers. Young readers meet the amazing MedGirl Squad- a group of ambitious girls interested in different healthcare jobs. "Who knows? Healthcare may need a girl like YOU!" While promoting STEM and diversity, "Girls for Medicine" will empower readers to be unique and cultivate the necessary traits in any future healthcare professional.
My Beads and Me Written by Amber T. Bogan
Celebrating the magic between a young girl and her beads, My beads and Me is an ode to every girl who has been adorned by this coming of age tradition. Come along on this journey of boundless adventure and experience where these special beads will lead her.
Madame Miraculous and the Messy Laboratory Written By Miracle Sims
Madame Miraculous learns the hard way the importance of following the rules of the science lab! A normal day in Madame Miraculous's science lab takes a turn for the worse as she breaks all the rules of the laboratory.
Naturi’s Tresses Adventure in Egypt written by Dawn Sorden
In Naturi's Tresses, Naturi has always had a difficult time embracing her kinky, curly tresses. So getting her hair done has always been a challenge. Then one day, her mom teaches her a little trick that will change her life forever. Go with her as she journeys to a faraway land where she meets new people and has the adventure of a lifetime all while learning to love her kinky curls.
Gigi's Little Dreamer Written by Carmen Maples
Gigi's Little Dreamer is about a little girl excited about going to her Grandma Gigi's house. She describes all the fun adventures she has such as dreaming of being a pirate while on a scavenger hunt or pretending to be a deep-sea diver while taking bubble baths. This is a great book to keep babies and toddlers engaged before bedtime.
Living in Two Homes is Tough Written by Abby Cadet
Life after divorce can be really tough for children. Sometimes children feel anxious and confused about living in two homes. Join Addison and her friends as they express their feelings about going back and forth between homes. The gently reassuring text in Living in Two Homes is Tough from theKid Talk Book Series focuses on self-expression and honesty.
President for a Day Written by Laurel Handfield
President For A Day is a picture book for young children that encourages imagination and demonstrates how to look forward to the future by focusing on the positive.
With You Wherever you go written by Martine Foreman
In a world sometimes filled with uncertainty, children are often in search of comfort and safety. Written in beautiful rhyme,With You Wherever You Go reminds children that no matter where they are--no matter what they face--God is by their side through it all. That assurance gives them the confidence, courage, and hope they need to soar.
THE SUNFLOWER EXPERIMENT WRITTEN BY TERESA PECK
In The Sunflower Experiment, Lily loves science class, but she doesn’t always follow the rules of the science lab-NEVER EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING IN THE SCIENCE LAB! Join Lily during her Sunflower experiment as she soon finds out what happens when you disobey the “No Eating” Rule.
Abby Invents the Foldibot Written by Dr. Arlyne Simon
In Abby Invents the Foldibot, Abby thinks folding laundry is boring. Very boring. There are washing machines and dryers. There must be folding machines, too! Team up with Abby and Cousin Miko as they invent the world's first, at-home, laundry-folding machine - the Foldibot! The first prototype does not work. Neither does the second. But, Abby is not afraid of failure. How many tries will it take?
Grand Joy Written by Kim C. Lee and Denise Hendershot
What is it that makes our hearts feel the warmest and our laughs roar the loudest?Too often we focus on the big things when it is the smaller things that bring us the most joy.In addition to being a fantastic read, GRAND JOY serves as a gentle reminder to us all that the simple and varied moments in everyday life have tremendous significance.
Beautiful Flower: An Ode To Brown Girls written by Ayana Alexis Vicks-Jason
Beautiful Flower is an ode to brown girls. Designed to boost confidence and build self-esteem, this beautifully illustrated picture book celebrates and praises the beauty of dark-skinned, African-American girls.
Think like a computer written by Terysa Ridgeway
In Think Like a computer, Eight-year-old Terysa loves to solve problems. Give her some time and she'll figure out how to solve anything. So when Terysa is given an older computer for her birthday, she faces her biggest challenge yet: can she make it talk? This fun and interactive story introduces children to the basics of coding through an engaging narrative based on the true story of a little girl who loves to solve problems!
ABC My HBCU: Learn Your ABCs Through Your HBCUs! Written by Niya Simone Danzy-Ghaffaar
Make learning Black History fun and easy! Get your babies ready for college early! They will learn about 20+ HBCUs while learning their ABCs too! This book is a smooth and easy read with facts about each college. It's never too early to prepare your children for higher education, so start now with ABC My HBCU!
Who's Jerry Written by T.M. Jackson
In Who's Jerry?, a little girl discovers her mommy has schizophrenia and needs to get help before she can function normally again. Told with warmth and understanding and beautifully illustrated on every page, Who’s Jerry? will help caregivers and children connect with one another and explain a sometimes difficult to understand subject.
Re-Re the Reader Written by Takiyah L. Prowell
“Re-Re The Reader” details the story of Ta'Reena Bonds, a young girl in St. Louis, MO who gains superpowers through reading. She transforms into Re-Re The Reader and uses her superpowers to stop her nemesis’s evil plans. “Re-Re The Reader“ encourages children everywhere by showing them that there's great power in reading.
Kerin Finds her beat Written By Shanequa Waison-Rattray
Ever been scared of trying something new? Didn't know if you would be good enough or could tackle the task? In Kerin Finds Her Beat, follow Kerin as she learns how to conquer her fear of dance class. She learns that dedication and hard work are tools for gaining the confidence and courage needed to pursue her dreams.
Skin Like Mine Written By LaTashia M. Perry
From the Creators of Hair Like Mine, Skin Like Mine, the second book in the Kids Like Mine Series, is a fun, easy-to- read for beginners as well as advanced readers. An entertaining yet creative way to address and celebrate diversity among young children. Guaranteed to make you smile and a bit hungry.
The Princess of Picky Eating Tries new foods written by Stacey Woodson
The Princess of a Picky Eating Tries New Food is a humorous story about Sloane, a smart, sophisticated, and stubborn child that will only eat foods beginning with the letter B. Her picky eating habits persist until Sloane is presented with an opportunity she cannot resist, which encourages her to try new foods.
Payton goes to London Written by Shayla McGhee
In Payton Goes to London, Payton is a bright and energetic six-year-old that is taking her first trip to London, England. Follow her and her family as they visit popular London landmarks such as the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben. A perfect travel book for kids!
Meet Frankie Jordan Written by Kim C Lee
Meet Frankie Jordan is a story about loving yourself and accepting the diversity and uniqueness of others. Frankie is different from other kids. While they enjoy playing tag and riding bikes, Frankie prefers to spend her time imagining new things and sketching. In this story, kids will learn that it is okay to be different and that we should embrace the uniqueness of each individual.
I am a triathlete written by Nia Obotette
“I am a Triathlete”is a one of a kind book, that will help encourage kids and adults to explore the sport of triathlons. Triathletes and multisport fans will enjoy the colorful and unique illustrations. This book celebrates the idea that anyone young or old, can make it to the finish line. All you need is a plan and a will to succeed. As intimidating as a triathlon can be,“I Am a Triathlete”encourages the reader to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. More importantly to learn from your own experience and write your own story.
Justice makes a difference written by by Dr. Artika Tyner, Jacklyn Milton, Jeremy Norton
Through conversations with her grandma and their shared love of books, Justice learns about important women and men throughout history who changed the world: Ella Baker, Shirley Chisholm, Charles Hamilton Houston, Dr. Wangari Maathai, Paul Robeson, and Ida B. Wells. In Justice Makes a Difference, Justice learns how each leader was a champion for advancing justice and improving the world, and she dreams of becoming a change maker, too—“Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire,” a superhero with a law degree and an afro!
Queen Kia's 8-Step Guide To Friendships Written by Aniesha Jackson
Learning to make friends is just as important as learning the ABCs. In Queen Kia's 8-Step Guide To Friendships, children learn eight steps on how to successfully navigate friendships in an authentic and practical way. Nykia, a self-proclaimed Queen Know-it-All, provides actionable steps on how to make friends, how to maintain friendships, and even how to let some friendships go. This "wise beyond her years" third grader loves to share her expertise with kids on how to positively respond to social and family situations that arise in their everyday lives.
i am Beautiful; Beautiful Me! Written by Danielle Myrie
I Am Beautiful; Beautiful Me! is a Children's Book created to tribute one's Inner Strength and Power; highlighting the significance of loving oneself wholeheartedly. In a child friendly way this book promotes and reiterates messages of Inclusion, Respect, Resiliency, Self worth, Self love and honouring oneself through Affirmations and Actions of Confidence and Kindness.
No Reneè, You Are Allergic! Written by Dr. Renee Matthews
No Reneè, You Are Allergic! is the first book of a series called “Dr. Renee and friends”. No Reneè, You Are Allergic! is a children's book that provides an engaging and relatable experience for children with food allergies and their friends. details Dr. Renee Matthews' real-life journey with severe allergies during her early childhood. This book will help children learn about food allergies in themselves and others.