PPGJ Highlights Award-Winning Children's Books for Black History Month

By: Planting People Growing Justice
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Feb. 11, 2021 - PRLog -- Books are a key element in promoting diversity, particularly for children. It's critical that they see characters that look like them in the material they read. The Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore (PPGJ) has built an impressive body of award-winning children's books. This is a key tool for promoting diversity in books.

One of the most popular books at the PPGJ is the award-winning "Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esq." that made the International Best-Seller List. Justice learns about the important contributions made by African-Americans around the world and dreams of being a superhero with a law degree and an afro.

In "Ghana: A Place I Call Home" Samuel and his grandfather experience the essence of Sankofa as his grandfather teaches him about his home of Ghana and key lessons of history and culture. It's an inspiring story of a young boy embracing his culture, heritage, and roots.

The award-winning "Amazing Africa" is a visual journey that uses the alphabet to teach young readers facts about the continent of Africa. Readers will also learn a few words in Twi and Swahili while exploring the richness of Africa's natural resources.

A young boy celebrates the power of family, music, and its place in his heritage in "Kofi Loves Music." Readers are introduced to traditional African instruments that have influenced music-making around the world in this award-winning book.

The first book of its kind written for children about the U.S. Census, "Stand Up and Be Counted" is focused on inspiring youth to become leaders and change agents in their local community. The picture book teaches children about the Census and its importance through the story of Nia and her Aunt Geneva.

"The Fight for Black Rights" in the Alternator Books® series encompasses three books – "Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to the Streets," "Vigilante Danger: A Threat to Black Lives," and "Black Voter Suppression: The Fight for the Right to Vote" written by Dr. Tyner. The books are fully illustrated with real-life images and details the topics in an age-appropriate manner for children age 8-12.

The library of children's books at the PPGJ celebrates African-American culture (https://planting-people-growing-justice-leadership-instit...) and heritage, while highlighting the valuable lesson that no one is too young to make a difference and impact their community. The books are designed to promote literacy and foster the leaders of tomorrow.

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