Book List for Black Girls: Promoting Self-love and Empowering Black Girls and Young Women

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared here: Book list for black girls – promoting self-love and empowering black girls and young women, by Christina Manch. It appears here with permission. Please check out more of Black Feminists Manchester; we’ll be running a few of their posts here, but the whole blog is more than worth your time. 

It is 2013; Nicola Adams is the first (black, lesbian) woman to win an Olympic boxing Gold medal. Michelle Obama is the first black woman to occupy the White House. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Joyce Banda are Africa’s first women Presidents. Malorie Blackman is Britain’s first black, Children’s Laureate. Hope Powell is the first ever black person to manage an England side. Yet, despite these feats by black women, my eleven-year-old sister still thinks that her skin is too dark and that her hair isn’t “nice” enough. Read More Book List for Black Girls: Promoting Self-love and Empowering Black Girls and Young Women

Great Books for Daughters of Every Age

One of the best traditions in my family has always been giving books as gifts.  Between used bookstores, eBay, garage sales, flea markets and friend exchanges, books can be a really inexpensive way to give a gift you know a special someone will love.   I thought a post on great books for girls could be a lot of fun, today we’re covering birth through elementary school, later on in the week (or some time before Christmas) we’ll tackle middle school, high school and adult daughters. Read More Great Books for Daughters of Every Age