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PPGJ Highlights Award-Winning Children's Books for Black History Month
By: Planting People Growing Justice
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 library of children's books at the PPGJ celebrates African-American culture (https://planting-
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