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Picture Books to Celebrate Black History Month & to Read Year-Round

Black History Month is an extremely important month to celebrate not only Black historical figures, but also Black Excellence and Black Joy. Although February is the only month specifically set to recognize Black History, all months of the year should be opportunities to celebrate and learn. As an elementary school teacher, picture books are a …

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[121] Sonya Renee Taylor, author of THE BODY IS NOT AN APOLOGY

Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice. Sonya has shared her work as an award-winning Performance Poet, Activist, and educator in numerous countries and on …

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[120] Catherine McKinley, author of THE AFRICAN LOOKBOOK

Catherine E. McKinley is a curator and writer whose books include the critically acclaimed Indigo, a journey along the ancient indigo trade routes in West Africa, and The Book of Sarahs, a memoir about growing up Black and Jewish in the 1960s to ’80s. She’s taught creative nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia …

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