Repost from @crownholdersinc:
#WeNeedDiverseBooks, #SeducingThePenTour: Nandi’s Unexpected Gift by Ama Kuma. Great gift book for kids!
Nandi has been inspiring girls all across the country, and she loves meeting new little faces. Grab your little ones a copy of Nandi’s Unexpected Gift today!
“In Nandi’s Unexpected Gift, Ama Kuma creates a character and a community full of Black love and Black beauty where children not only thrive to be their very best, but also see their beauty reflected in their culture and the nurturing of mamas, grandmas, teachers and friends, especially in the face of life lessons that yield the greatest gift of all: Love. All children will see themselves in Nandi and her struggle. At time when representation of Black children in American publishing is lacking, Ama Kuma gifts us Nandi’s Unexpected Gift, a story that is, in the words of Alice Walker, a ‘temple of our familiar.’”
-Tony Medina, Poet, Children’s Book Author, Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University
“As a mother to a young girl, I look for diversity in the books I choose for her to read. Ama’s story Nandi’s Unexpected Gift not only celebrates the beauty of our young brown girls, she captures the sense of family, and our values as well. Nandi’s Unexpected Gift is a story for young and older audiences. I was able to share and enjoy this story with my daughter along with the beauty of seeing a young girl who mirrored her reflection. This is a timeless story, by a truly extraordinary author. I can’t wait for the next story in Nandi’s journey.”
-Elle Henry, Managing Editor/Owner, Tres Chic Edits