Recommended Book List for Black Girl Advocates

Raising Black girl magic takes a village. Add on the heavy lifting to ensure Black girls are fully equipped with the tools to navigate a racist country well it is an all-hands on deck kind of job.

Black girlhood requires unique care and intention. Thus who are called to act in service of girls must themselves be well versed in Black girl lived experiences. Yet probably more than anything those who proclaim to love and honor Black girl development must possess an audacious and radical love for Black girls rooted in honesty as well as commitment to speak truth to power.

GLMPI has compiled a list of recommended reading for Black Girl Advocates:

We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice (Abolitionist Papers)

Mariame Kaba

What Happened to You?

Oprah Winfrey

Arrested Justice Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation

Beth Richie

Teaching Black girls: Resiliency in urban classrooms

Venus Evans-Winters, PhD.

The State of Black Girls: A Go-To Guide for Creating Safe Space for Black Girls

Marline Francois-Madden LCSW

Strong Black Girls: Reclaiming Schools in Their Own Image

Editors: Danielle Apugo, Lynnette Mawhinney, Afiya Mbilishaka

Black Feminism in Qualitative Inquiry

Venus Winters Evans Ph.D

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom

Bettina Love

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

Mikki Kendall

Dear Black Girl

Tamara Winfrey Harris

Electric Arches

Eve L. Ewing

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Monique Morris, PhD

*Please add to the list or let us know what you've been reading*

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