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Copper Sun - Sharon M. Draper

Dreams From My Father - Barack Obama

Letters to a Young Artist - Anna Deavere

Our Kind of People - Lawrence Otis Graham

Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson

The Sisters Are Alright - Tamara Winfrey Harris


Kindred - Octavia E, Butler

The Color Purple - Alice Walker

The Skin I'm In - Sharon G. Flake

Letter to My Daughter - Maya Angelou

The Girlprint - Valeisha Butterfield Jones

A Raisin in the Sun- Lorraine Hansberry




Standing Against the Wind - Traci L. Jones

My Soul to Take: A Novel- Tanarive Due

The Coldest Winter Ever - Sistah Souljah

Darkest Child: A Novel- Delores Phillips

Don't Give It Away! - Iyanla Vanzant

Daughter : A Novel - asha bandele

Who Fears Death- Nnedi Okorafor

BlackGirl Mansion - Angel Nafis

The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison

Annie John - Jamaica Kincaid

Purple Hibiscus: A Novel - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie






We Should All Be Feminist - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Their Eyes Were Watchinn God - Zora Neale Hurston

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

In Search of Our Mother's Garden - Alice Walker

On Black Sisters Street: A Novel - Chika Unigwe

Brown Girl, Brownstones - Paule Marshall

Unbowed: A Memoir- Wangari Maathai  

The New Jim Crow- Michelle Alexander

Black Indians - William Loren Katz 

White Teeth: A Novel - Zadie Smith

Silver Sparrow- Tayari Jones


Our stories are powerful - they make us laugh, cry, imagine and soar. We've listed below 

a few of faves for your reading pleasure. By all means, do let us know if there are others you'd like to see added to this list! Email your sugestions to        


Narrative of Sojourner Truth - Sojourner Truth 

Spider King's Daughter Paperback – Chibundu Onuzo

The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir – Staceyann Chin

Some Sing, Some Cry: A Novel - Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History - Phillip Hoose

Black, White & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self- Rebecca Walker 

Pushout:The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools - Monique W. Morris 

Be U: Be Honest, Be Beautiful, Be Intentional, Be Strong, Be You! - Mary Mary

Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith - Gabrielle Douglas and Michelle Burford

Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat: A Story of Blimia - Stephanie Covington Armstrong








A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror - Howard Zinn

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision - Barbara Ransby






Stories help to stimulate our kid's imagination, provoke curiosity, and build self-esteem.  

Here a few books to help encourage a love for reading!  Got suggestions? Feel free to

email your recommendations to


Bird by Zetta Elliott

Rosa - Nikki Giovanni

The Colors of Us - Karen Katz

Lola at the Library - Anna Mcquinn

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Big Hair, Don't Care Crystal Swain Bates

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe

Something Beautiful - Sharon Dennis Wyeth 

I Love My Hair By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley 

A Life Like Mine by Dorling Kindersley and UNICEF

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters  Barack Obama

Ruby Bridges Goes To School: My True Story - Ruby Bridges 

Happy To Be Nappy - bell hooks, Illustrations By Chris Raschka 

Dancing In The Wings - Debbie Allen, Illustrations By Kadir Nelson 

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down - Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney
















Tar Beach - Faith Ringgold

Nappy Hair- Carolivia Herron

Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman

Zora and Me - Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon 

One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams - Garcia 

The Mighty Miss Malone - Christopher Paul Curtis 

The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom - Bettye Stroud

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky - Faith Ringgold

          Happy To Be Nappy - bell hooks, Illustrations By Chris Raschka 

          Dancing In The Wings - Debbie Allen, Illustrations By Kadir Nelson 

           I Am Awesome (I Am Book) Garcelle Beauvais and Sebastian A. Jones

Dancing In The Wings - Debbie Allen, Illustrations By Kadir Nelson 

I'm A Pretty Little Black Girl! - Betty K. Bynum and Claire Armstrong-Parod

Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America - Tonya Bolden

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down - Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney




From fashion to finance, empowerment to enlightenment, make-up to making moves,

we've got you covered!  Check out some of our favorite blogs and magazines below. 




We've listed our favorite girl, youth, and young women serving orgainizations.
Email us at to let us know if we've missed any! 


Find below a collection of research and data related to the health and well-being of black
girls sourced from various organizations.  To recommend a resource, please e-mail us at  
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State of Girls- Girl Scouts

State of Girls- Girl Scouts

Black Girls Matter

Black Girls Matter

Hollywod Diversiry Report

Hollywod Diversiry Report

Unlocking Opportunities for AA Girls

Unlocking Opportunities for AA Girls

Sexual Abuse Pipeline

Sexual Abuse Pipeline

Women and Girls of Color

Women and Girls of Color

Finishing Last

Finishing Last

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Gender Injustice

Gender Injustice

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