While we aim to honor the meaning of black history month all year long, this month we will be featuring some beautiful quotes from Black individuals who inspire us. And we can’t share a quote without truly calling on the continued need for activism + advocacy for the Black community. In that spirit, we are sharing some resources + individuals below. We hope they inspire your family, as much as they do ours, to be agents of change + celebrate Black accomplishments, past + present.
- Here is a great starting point to discuss the history of Black History Month as a family with links to expand the discussion: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/black-history-month/
- Read + discuss the poetry of Amanda Gorman, she blew everyone away as the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history. Become inspired by other works + a new children’s book of this award-winning, cum laude graduate of Harvard University, poet: https://www.theamandagorman.com
- Support this Black-owned business + order the book here: https://www.braveandkindbooks.com/collections/books/products/change-sings-a-childrens-anthem-preorder-sept-21-2021-amanda-gorman-illustrated-by-loren-long
- The AntiRacist Baby by Ibram Xolani Kendi is a board book the entire family, all ages, can read + discuss together with an educators/parent guide available too: http://images.randomhouse.com/teachers_guides/9780593110416.pdf
- Support this Black-owned business + order the book here: https://littlenomadshop.com/products/antiracist-baby?_pos=1&_sid=0bd800c92&_ss=r
- Parents questioning how they can help: check in + learn from Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs’ Raising AntiRacist Kids column for Romper. https://www.romper.com/profile/tabitha-st-bernard-jacobs-13088833
- Instagram Follows: @askthechildwhisperer + @mrchazz. Not only do these gems speak to the importance of advocacy. They offer advice + wisdom on all childhood matters + developmental milestones.
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