Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving and No, You Can't Touch My Hair. an Anthology
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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat resource. Easy read. Amazing stories. Incredible insights.
This book was such a treat and so powerful. I'd love to see it turned into an audiobook. It would be interesting to hear the girls and women speak their stories.
Olivia Clarke has a serious future as a writer, regardless of whatever else she chooses to pursue. It's amazing that a girl of her age conceptualized this book and took action to bring it to life.
This should be required reading for anyone wanting to teach. It provides insights and would allow any teacher to avoid pitfalls while making every Black girl (and boy) feel more welcome and seen.
-Micheal (Amazon Review)
5.0 out of 5 starsImportant reading, especially for white folk
Got it yesterday at 8 pm. Finished it today by 8:30 AM. Black Girl, White School is an insightful peek into experiences that will never be mine or my daughter's (We are white). Real people. Real experiences. Real feelings. Read them. HEAR them. Acknowledging our own biases is ... difficult. And scary. And disappointing. But the work is OURS to do. As Olivia's momma says in the afterword:
... Do not pity a Black girl in a white school. SEE her. SUPPORT her. LISTEN to her and BE FAIR to her. Be a consistent support system, good mentors, better friends and a strong ally. . ' .
I love the THRIVE tips throughout...
-Eve, Amazon Review
5.0 out of 5 starsA powerful look at the Black girl experience.
I loved reading the different perspectives from all of the women and girls who contributed to the book. They offer a look into a scholastic world where diversity is often defined as putting the few students of color on the academic promotion material but offering little in systemic support for these students.
In an education system that is structured in a way that pushes out and punishes Black girls for the color of their skin and because of adult bias against Black girls, this book shines a light on what these girls feel, and how they cope.
I loved the thrive tips peppered throughout the book as well.
A great first effort by the editor and a triumphant moment for Black girls in white schools everywhere. This is a perspective on the #blacklivesmatter movement that has not been amplified. #BlackGirlsMatter
-Big Reader (Amazon Review)
5.0 out of 5 starsA must read!!!!! Great author
This book is strong, powerful and honest. It's thought provoking and insightful. My teen daughter and I both read it and look forward to hearing more from Olivia Clarke. She has an important voice. Strongly encourage every one to have their middle schoolers high schoolers read this book.
-Barbara Velasco (Amazon Review)