Monday, June 9, 2014

Book #1 Summer Reading List for Little Black Girls

Book #1 on my Summer Reading List of all the books that little black girls should read is "Nappy Hair" by Carolivia Herron. My daughter and I truly enjoyed this book, however I feel that it's one of those books that is better when read to the child by their parent,  especially if you are like me and get into changing your voice according to the characters. After reading this book we discussed it and she was able to get a full understanding. It sets itself apart from other children's books, because of its form: call and response. The story is like a praise song from West Africa, which is a form of storytelling created by slaves in the 1800s. Brenda the young girl has very kinky hair and her uncle Mordicai talks about it. I love the examples he used and the way he explains it from a spiritual view. Check it out and ordered it. I ordered the book from Amazon.com for $6.29