Having had four 11-year-old pass through this house, I can tell you most of what gets posted at that age is bizarre and only funny to people in grade 6. That said, this kid wanted to share books in which she sees herself with her peers and she’s knocking it out of the park. Way to go, Ms. Alleyne. Follow her here or see video below.
“I would never be able to see a Black girl doing something really cool, being an astronaut or something like that. And the only time I would ever see Black people in books in the library would be Black History Month, and it would all be about slavery … or hurtful stereotypes,” she said.
“I wanted kids to actually be able to see themselves in books and believe that they can do amazing things too.”