In honor of Black History Month, I am giving away two books and two decals to one reader! (You can enter below.)
The first book is a new release from Vashti Harrison. It is her debut book and a New York Times Bestseller (for good reason!) … and one of Arsema’s current favorite reads. The illustrations are gorgeous and I have learned so much about these amazing women who have paved the way for little leaders like my own two kids. I highly recommend grabbing a few copies to give out to friends, neighbors, or a stranger on the metro!
Next up is one of my favorite reads of 2017, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. This award winning book is so educational and captivating, following the real life stories of three individuals who unwittingly participated in the “Great Migration” of approximately six million African-Americans from the Jim Crow South to the North and the West. My personal opinion is that this should be required reading for all Americans, which is why I’m giving a copy away!
Last, is two decals from my local community anti-racism education initiative. The MLK sticker was created for our 2nd annual MLK March and displays the theme, “We March for Love.” The second decal is one I picked up at my local coffee shop this morning, created by members of our CARE group as a gift to the community this month. I grabbed one for every member of my family and love that it comes in the same colors as the Ethiopian flag!
To enter, simply type in your email below and click “enter!” I’ll randomly select a winner at the end of next week and email you for shipping info. I’d like to leave you with these words from Karyn Parsons, and I hope we let them propel to looking deeper and beyond the stories we already know, to learn and grow and change. (The two books above should be a good launching point.)
“The problem with relegating black history to one really short month, the shortest month, is not only are we telling the same stories over and over again – which are amazing, George Washington Carver is incredible, there’s nobody like Frederick Douglass – but there are so many.”