July 2020 Build Student Self-Confidence

Books of the Month

Text and pictures copyright © 2018 by Cozbi A. Cabrera. Images reproduced with permission of the publisher, Albert Whitman & Company.

My Hair Is a Garden

By Cozbi A. Cabrera (Albert Whitman & Company)

Mack gets teased again about her unruly hair and turns to her neighbor Miss Tillie, who helps her learn to care for her hair—and appreciate herself.

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Genesis Begins Again

By Alicia D. Williams (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)

With the help of her chorus teacher, Genesis learns to love herself and finds her voice to overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family.

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Watch Us Rise

By Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan (Bloomsbury)

Best friends Chelsea and Jasmine find and use their voices to confront stereotypes, biases, and societal wrongs in their community.

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