My daughters and I were watching BOOKMARKS: Celebrating Black Voices on Netflix a while back. It’s a wonderful series with authors and celebrities reading from children’s books that amplify Black voices and experiences.
We enjoyed the entire Netflix series, and I hope it brought added understanding and empathy to all our hearts.
While watching, my oldest daughter and I fell in love with Vashti Harrison’s illustrations for Sulwe, a book written by Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.
Guess what came in the mail today from Amazon!?! Our copy of Sulwe!!
Happy Juneteenth, Indeed!
If you would like to check out Sulwe or would enjoy perusing a long list of wonderful works by and/or for people of color that amplify their voices, I would recommend the list found in The Brown Bookshelf’s Juneteeth post in support of the African American Children’s Book Project.
Be the change you wish to see in the world!