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)
What Happened to You?
Arrested Justice Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation
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
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
Dear Black Girl
Tamara Winfrey Harris
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*