Recommended Reading: Black Girls Rock edited by Beverly Bond

Our magic exists in our leadership, in our ability to make a way out of no way, to stand firm and deliver, and to speak truth to power. It lives in our collective journey and can be attributed, in part, to our shared resistance, our survival, and our remarkable resilience.” -Beverly Bond

Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth edited by Beverly Bond is full of #blackgirlmagic and I am all the way here for it. With essays and beautiful photography featuring the likes of Ava DuVernay, Mara Brock Akil, Solange, Janelle Monáe, Danai Gurira, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae (and many more) this book is full of inspiration.

Reading the words of these women not only inspired me, they encouraged me to keep pursuing my dreams no matter what. If you haven’t gotten a chance to grab this book up since the release, I implore you to do so ASAP. You won’t be disappointed. 🧚🏾‍♀️

To purchase your own copy of Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth, click here. Major thanks to Atria Books and Netgalley for the ARC.

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This Is It: The Inspiration Behind New Book by Daria Peoples-Riley

This week marked the release of Daria Peoples-Riley's debut children's book This Is It and I for one have been so excited about it!

"Daria Peoples-Riley’s debut picture book is a celebration of individuality, self-expression, and dance. Fans of Misty Copeland’s Firebird and Matt de la Peña’s Last Stop on Market Street will want to read it over and over again.

When a young dancer is nervous about her upcoming auditions, her shadow springs to life and leads her on a joyous exploration of their city. Soon enough, the young girl finds confidence in her skills, her body, and her ability to shine.

With an energetic, rhythmic text that begs to be read aloud and striking, exuberant artwork, This Is It is a love story to originality and the simple joy of movement."

Check out the book trailer here:

Read below to learn more about the book trailer and inspiration behind This Is It:
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