Black Girls: A celebration of you! (Hardcover)
A joyful love letter to every Black girl everywhere.
In an upbeat and rhythmic ode, Dominique Furukawa and Erika Lynne Jones celebrate Black girls in all their beauty and joy. Black Girls uplifts girls of every shade, size, and walk of life, reminding them that they are perfectly designed.
Whimsical, earnest, charming, full, bright, and beautiful, this picture book anthem deftly explores the diversity of Black girlhood.
Black girls, Black girls, rising still.
Shouting loud and proud and free,
that being a Black girl, Black girl
is a wondrous thing to be.
Dominique Furukawa is a licensed clinical social worker and foster youth advocate based in Los Angeles, California. In 2016, she co-founded We Foster LA, an organization that provides emergency supplies for children in the Los Angeles foster care system to the families that love them. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, going to the beach, and cooking with her husband and three beautiful children. As an author, Dominique hopes to create a sense of belonging for Black children.
Erika Lynne Jones is an illustrator and author of children’s books that serve as affirming celebrations of culture. Her mission is for every child to know that they are worthy of good and to see images of themselves in literature. She is the illustrator of The Loud Librarian, written by Jenna Beatrice. Erika grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three daughters.
"An unapologetic exultation of Black girlhood." — Kirkus Reviews
"The ultimate “If you can dream it, be it,” picture book for little Black girls everywhere." — School Library Journal
This book is a wonderful celebration of the beautiful diversity of black girls and all the things they can be. Every library and home should have a copy! — Esau McCaulley, New York Times Contributing Opinion Writer
A beautiful and tender celebration of black girlhood. A joyful read! — Brit Bennett, Bestselling author of The Mothers and The Vanishing Half