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Dear Black Girls


Written by Shanice Nicole | Illustrated by Kezna Dalz

Winter 2021

Loan Stars Junior List (Dec-Feb 2021)

Best Books for Kids and Teens (CCBC) Fall 2021, starred selection

Dear Black Girls is a letter to all Black girls. Every single day poet and educator Shanice Nicole is reminded of how special Black girls are and of how lucky she is to be one. Illustrations by Kezna Dalz support the book’s message that no two Black girls are the same but they are all special—that to be a Black girl is a true gift. In this celebratory poem, Kezna and Shanice remind young readers that despite differences, they all deserve to be loved just the way they are.

Also available as a PDF.

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Author: Shanice Nicole
Illustrator: Kezna Dalz

Price: $17.95 CAD

ISBN: 9781999058838

  • Hardcover 19.1 x 19.1 cm
  • Children’s picture book, 32 pages
  • Printed in Quebec
  • Publication date: February 8, 2021

“A powerful, honest affirmation of belonging that is striking in its poeticism.” —Quill & Quire, starred review

“The illustrations are colourful, vivid, and cheerful, reflecting the joy and hope of the text.” —CM: Canadian Review of Materials, Highly Recommended

Dear Black Girls is a much-needed manifesto for these times, and the book I needed, though I didn’t know it, when I was a girl myself. Honest, beautifully illustrated and poignant, this book stands to improve any shelf that it finds a home on.” —Robyn Maynard, parent and author of Policing Black Lives

Dimensions 19.1 × 19.1 cm