10 Affirming Black Books That Will Elevate Your Children’s Minds

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ellington was not a street

Coming of Age in Black America

In Ellington Was Not A Street by Ntozake Shange with stunning illustrations by Kadir Nelson, Shange uses her childhood in the story of what it was like to grow up in the past much like today, where being Black had an effect on rights and resources.  Despite these factors, Shange uses this empowering narrative to explain how important Black people were and still are in America.

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