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Black Joy - Books featuring black protagonists living and thriving

With current events happening around the world, including the Black Lives Matter Movement, there are numerous resources available for families looking to educate themselves on how to be anti-racist. Part of this is choosing and reading stories about black people and other ethnic protagonists, stories not of their struggles, but about their adventures and their lives as normal characters. Nic Stone writes more about this in the Cosmopolitan featured article Don’t Just Read About Racism, Read Stories About Black People Living

If you’re looking for some good reads for children featuring black protagonists, you can check out what’s available through our list found HERE. Find LGBTQ+ youth books written by black authors or about black protagonists HERE.

Looking for tips on how to talk to young people about race and racism? View our post HERE

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