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I'm a Pretty Little Black Girl!
by Betty K. Bynum and Claire Armstrong Parod


Overview - I'M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL introduces adorable Mia, who wakes with her hair just-a-going every which-a-ways With her abundant energy and joy leading the way, readers follow Mia as she plays with her friends who are all shades, shapes and sizes.  Read more...

 
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More About I'm a Pretty Little Black Girl! by Betty K. Bynum; Claire Armstrong Parod
 
 
 
Overview
I'M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL introduces adorable Mia, who wakes with her hair just-a-going every which-a-ways With her abundant energy and joy leading the way, readers follow Mia as she plays with her friends who are all shades, shapes and sizes. There's tall Kia, Keisha the reader, Charlotte her best friend, Dina Rose-Marie the artist, Imani the dancer, Anna who loves sports, Ruby the singer, and honey-haired Tracy. Mia finds that Pretty is within herself and her friends, and being pretty is way beyond what the mirror shows.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780615785516
  • ISBN-10: 0615785514
  • Publisher: Dreamtitle Pub
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-UP


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Girls & Women
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - African-American

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-09-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this first book in Bynum's planned I'm a Girl Collection, heroine Mia isn't lacking in self-esteem: "When I see myself in the mirror, I twirl,/ And I yell, ‘I'm a pretty little black girl!' " Mia gleefully heads to school, where she celebrates her friends and their skin colors, albeit with an unfortunate reliance on food metaphors: "My friend Kia... is tall and tan,/ My friend Keisha is the color of pecan;/ My best friend Charlotte... is like milk in coffee./ Dina-Rosemarie is the color of toffee." Parod's digital illustrations hint at the girls' individual interests (Ruby sings into a microphone, Dina-Rosemarie paints on an easel), but Bynum's lines sometimes take puzzling turns ("Her dark eyes shine like marbles/ in a brown paper bag!"), and Mia's repetitive praise of her friends and energetic descriptions of her nightly habits (which involve more twirling and mirror-gazing) cause the story to drag. The message about having pride and confidence in brown skin and hair that goes "every which-a-ways" is important, but the chaotic narration gets in the way of its delivery. Ages 4–9. (Oct.)

 
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