Your Life Matters By Chris Singleton, Illustrated by Taylor Barron from Bushel & Peck Books. Empowering and validating, Your Life Matters reassures Black children everywhere that no matter what they hear, no matter what they experience, no matter what they're told, their lives matter. Written by national speaker Chris Singleton, who lost his own mother in the 2015 Charleston church shooting,
Your Life Matters teaches kids to stand tall in the face of racial adversity and fight for the life they dream of. Each page depicts a famous hero from Black history mentoring a child of today and encouraging them to use their mind, heart, voice, and hands in that fight. Hero-mentors in the book include Maya Angelou, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Aretha Franklin, Katherine Johnson, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, and others.
My Opinion: I have no idea how it must feel to be racially discriminated against as being white I have yet to experience or if I had overlooked it. This book does help kids not feel that the color of their skin should limit them in any way and be proud of who they are.
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