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Cultivating Self Love

When I first found out I was having a daughter, I already knew that I wanted to make sure that she was continuously presented with positive images of little brown girls like herself as well as stories of children of all different colors and different backgrounds. As a little girl, I always loved to read stories featuring characters who looked like me. I was so happy when my husband told me that the girls choose "Amazing Grace" as their bedtime story each night. It's actually one of my favorite books from childhood that I've passed onto them. Today, E pulled it out and her eyes lit up as she pointed to the main character, Grace, saying "That's me!". It's as if all of the the amazing adventures in this book became all the more believable when she recognized characters with her texture of hair and her skin (the book is "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman)

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