Black Girl, Black Girl

Angela Bowden

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ISBN: 9781774711415

Black Girl, Black Girl

  Author:   Angela Bowden  
  Artist :   Letitia Fraser    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

A vibrantly illustrated picture book celebrating of Black girl power from celebrated spoken-word poet Angela Bowden and rising-star artist Letitia Fraser.

Girly or braided with cowrie shells
Cornrows of history her magic tells
Of dreadlocks Bantu knots and stunning afros
Bonnets and wraps with a beautiful bow
Black Girl, Black Girl

A powerful message of self-love for melanated girls of all shades, hair textures, sizes, expressions, ages, and passions, this musical work of spoken-word poetry explores all the lives a Black girl can dream of – from athletics to STEAM-related careers, journalism and law, art and medicine, and more. Through vibrant, colourful artwork, young readers will recognize illustrations of famous Black women from across North America, like Simone Biles, Drs. Angela Davis, Mayann Francis, and Carrie Best, alongside local heroes from Nova Scotia’s historic Black communities.

Encouraging imagination, confidence, and being your whole authentic self, this bold and beautiful read-aloud will inspire Black girls everywhere to claim their space in the world, and lift each other up in the process.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781774711415
Item NB1609
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on February 13 2024
Language eng
Pages 36
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 10(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
TEDx speaker, writer, and activist, Angela Bowden is a descendent of the stolen Africans sold through the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Angela's roots were preserved through the Black Loyalists arriving in Birchtown, migrating to Guysborough County, and later moving to New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, where she was born and raised.

Letitia Fraser is an interdisciplinary artist, and recent BFA graduate from NSCAD University. Fraser's work centres around her experience as an African Nova Scotian woman growing up in the province's Black communities. As a painter, Letitia draws inspiration from her family and community's history of quilting. Fraser has shown her work in solo exhibitions at the Anna Leonowens Gallery and MSVU Art Gallery. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2018 Nova Scotia Talent Trust RBC Emerging Artist Award. Fraser continues her practice in Halifax.