Through the words of black cultural references such as Nelson Mandela, Nina Simone, Martin Luther King or Angela Davis, this message addressed not only to children underlines the beauty and the value of being yourself.
Being Black Is Beautiful is a text written from quotes from important figures of black culture: Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X, Michelle Obama, Nina Simone, Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, Rosa Parks, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Angela Davis and Martin Luther King among others.
Although the illustrations show black children, this picture book will
empower all children who feel different. The reality of the text is universal,
as its message (“don’t let anyone judge you”) appeals to everyone’s selfesteem and helps fight prejudice.
An urgent and necessary book on the beauty of blackness.