Growing up I read a lot of Sweet Valley and Goosebumps. not a childblack girl reading 01 of colour in site. I managed to come out all right, but I certainly wouldn’t want generations to be further inundated with whiteness and token racialised persons. So for the children in your life- biological and non-biological, 25 books featuring strong black girls.

revolutionLast month marked 30 years of the killing of Maurice Bishop, leader of the NJM in Grenada. Groundation Grenada shares two reflections from two generations on the revolution now and then. Watching an documentary on the revolution I was moved by how excited and hopeful people were. I’ve found maintaing hopefulness for meaningful political change pretty difficult in my adult life time…

I’m likely not to understand the full shopping bagsdynamics of this story surrounding young black men buying extravagantly priced items at a high end store NY and getting profiled. But one of my favourite commentators of higher education and its complications especially for poc in the US has a wonderfully personal reflection on the how and why of spending money when working clas. She highlights how people make judgements on our appearance all the time, and those judgements can close and open doors of opportunity.

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Comments on: "fyah links- books, Grenada & class politics" (2)

  1. Great post! Thanks especially for the book list for girls. I grew up reading Babysitter’s Club, Roald Dhal, Judy Blume and Archie comics and these titles do nothing to inspire my 12 year old cousin to read. The competition with YouTube is real as well. I am happy to see Harriet’s Daughter by Marlene Nourbese Philip on this list as well. I read this book for CXC in 19-wadeva lol. Wish me luck!

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