“Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.”
“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” by Dr. Beverly Tatum is my favorite book to gift for parents-to-be. Tatum shares research around the factors that impact racial identity development in youth and ways adults can support the development of healthy racial identities from early childhood to adulthood.
Searching for a collection of books that focus on the history and contributions of Black Americans in technology and innovation? View titles and descriptions of up to 15 books. Continue reading “Books on Black Americans in Technology and Innovation”
Bad Hair Does Not Exist is a much needed book that affirms the beauty in the multi-textured hair our Black and Brown children are naturally born with. This book aims to defy what mainstream media has defined is the standard of beauty. Check out the video to learn more about the author and her story behind writing this book. Continue reading “Why This Mom Wrote A Bilingual Book Called ‘Bad Hair Doesn’t Exist’”
How do you explain to a 6-year old what protesting means? Check out Daddy There’s A Noise Outside written by a father who was in search of a way to teach his child how to explore the meaning of this social act and connect to it to what is currently going on in today’s #Blacklivesmatter movement. Continue reading “Daddy There’s A Noise Outside”
Check out the Culture for Harriet for 5 comic books with Black female lead characters you and your kids would enjoy reading. Continue reading “Identity-Affirming Resources For Black and Brown Youth”