Black Children's Books & Authors

"Black children need to see their lives reflected in the books they read. If they don't, they won't feel welcome in the world of literature. The lives of African-Americans are rich and diverse, and the books our children read should reflect that."- Valerie Wilson Wesley

This is the rope my grandmother found 
beneath an old tree
a long time ago
back home in South Carolina.
This is the rope my grandmother skipped
under the shade of a sweet-smelling pine.


This is the rope my grandmother found

beneath an old tree

a long time ago

back home in South Carolina.

This is the rope my grandmother skipped

under the shade of a sweet-smelling pine.

(Source: jacquelinewoodson.com)

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