BLACK GIRL BOOKS MATTER
 
 

 

Black Girl Books Matter

Changing the narrative for black girls everywhere

one book at a time.

 
 
 
 
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Our Mission

Black Girl Books Matter is a MOVEMENT. Our mission is simple. We want to give black girls everywhere access to books  that will be the windows and mirrors to their stories. We want to erase the invisibility of black girls books in the literature world and make them front and center. This is what our girls deserve.

 

 
 

The Platform

If children don't see their lives reflected in the books they read, how can we connect with them? How can the book transform their thinking and inspire them to go higher?

This is why books need to be inclusive. You can't become what you don't see.

Black Girl Books Matter campaign came about because of a 6 year old wondering, "Where are all the books with black girls hidden?"

This was the catalyst for the creation of the BGBM movement.

A little black girl trying to find herself in a book.

We at BGBM are on a mission to create a platform to  celebrate black girls in literature.

No longer will our girls be invisible on the literary stage.

From Brooklyn  to Sierre Leone, we will be the windows and mirrors for black girl stories everywhere.

BLACK GIRL BOOKS MATTER!

 

 

3%

Children's books written by African American

In 2017 statistics from Cooperative Children's Book Center reported only 122 books out of 3700 were written by African Americans

 

9% 

children's books WRITTEN about african americans

Cooperative Children's Book Center reported 340 books out of 3700  featured African Americans in 2017

 
 

80%

Children books feature white Protagonists

Research studies demonstrate overwhelming majority of children books feature white main characters. This demonstrates the lack of diversity of  children literature.

 
 

Action.

YOU are more powerful than you think! YOU can be a catalyst for change by supporting one of our  Black Girl Books Matter (BGBM ) initiatives today! 

 

Book Donation

Make a difference and DONATE. We NEED black girl books!  This is how the BGBM movement can change the narrative for black girls all around the world.

A simple book donation can change the trajectory of a black girls aspirations and inspire her to become an astronaut, doctor, lawyer, the  next Serena Williams or Michelle Obama.  

Book donations to the BGBM movement will go towards our initiatives:

BGBM BOOK -N-TELL PROGRAM:

Take show-n-tell to new levels! We will donate a book to a child and let theM  take it to school AND READ TO THEIR CLASS. 

 

BGBM BOOK PALS:

ode to pen pals where children 6 and up are PARTNERED anD given books they will read and share with each other virtually or in person.

 

BGBM POP UP SHOPS:   

PARTNER WITH BGBM TO HOST A POP UP BOOK SHOP IN YOUR COMMUNITY!  CREATE A POP SHOP AT A LOCAL STORE, FARMERS MARKET OR SCHOOL TO EXCHANGE OR DONATE BOOKS. BGBM WILL CONTRIBUTE BOOKS TO YOUR POP SHOP!

 

BGBM ARCHIVES:

WE WANT TO CREATE A RESOURCE FOR BLACK GIRLS TO EASILY FIND BOOKS THAT FEATURE BLACK GIRLS AS MAIN CHARACTERS. BOOKS DONATED WILL CATALOGED AND FEATURED ON our WEBSITE.

 

 

 

 

 

TO SUBMIT DONATIONS TO BLACK GIRLS  BOOKS MATTER:

Black Girl Books Matter

P.O. Box 86

Ballwin, MO 63022

 

 Any questions? email us BLACKGIRLBOOKSMATTER@GMAIL.COM


BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD

            ~GANDHI

 

 

 
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Dear Black Girls,

Don't be afraid to use your voice. Your thoughts, opinions and ideas are just as important as anybody else's. When you speak, speak with boldness and purpose. Have courage, be confident and always be true to yourself! Live your life fearlessly! Your voice has GREAT power; don't be afraid to utilize it when needed. You're not an angry black woman; you're a woman who has something to say. Your voice matters and so do you. So write your story. We need your voice.

                                                                          ~unknown

 

 

 

 
 

Get Involved

THE POWER LIES WITHIN US TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF SO MANY BLACK GIRLS

DON'T SIT THERE, GET INVOLVED! Help us share black girl stories!

BECOME A SPONSOR, DONATE BOOKS, BECOME AN AMBASSADOR.

DON'T WAIT FOR CHANGE, BE THE CHANGE!

 

Sign Up For a Program

Interested in participating in one of our BGBM initiatives?  Send us an  email to see how you can get involved today!

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the BGBM movement!  Become apart of the BGBM movement today!

Make a Donation

Help us grow the BGBM movement. We are accepting BOOKs and donations! All proceeds will go towards BGBM initiatives! Email us today blackgirlbooksmatter@gmail.com to contribute to our movement!

We greatly appreciate your support!