I love this. Unexpectedly, I think I love her too? I’ve never watched her show, I won’t buy her app, but I get THIS. I wish I felt as comfortable and confident in my skin as she seems to. I admire her willingness to be herself, no matter what. Sure, she’s silly and ridiculous, but she’s got some serious hustle and she… Read more
Ugh, still...you still think it’s weird for an 11-year-old to say she’s tired of reading about dogs in the context of her talking about how she wants to read stories that reflect herself? I mean...okay.
Even if you were reading it correctly and she was tired of reading about boys and dogs separately, you read an entire article about a black girl trying to help other black girls by sending them books with protagonists that reflect them and that’s all you got out of it? What about the dogs? Read more
IDK about this particular little girl, but having been a Black girl - I always thought White folks were overly obsessed with their pets. Dog as man’s best friend is not accepted across all cultures. Animals are nice and all, but hardly interesting as fictional characters. Additionally, it must be irritating as fuck to… Read more
I feel like most popular children’s books with black girl protagonists are historical books (about slavery or the civil rights movement), and while those topics are undoubtedly very important, it’s like... Being black isn’t the only thing that black girls have to offer. And don’t even get me started on the white… Read more
The point is that dogs are seen as more deserving protagonists for children’s books than black girls. There’s nothing wrong with reading about dogs (I loooooooove dogs). But there’s a problem when so many authors are seeing them as more relatable than black human girls.
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