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Kutubna Cultural Center

Dear Reader: A Love Letter to Libraries

Dear Reader: A Love Letter to Libraries

62.25 AED

A young Black girl pens a love letter to libraries and books, powerfully expressing the need to see herself represented in stories. From the author that brought you M Is for Melanin.

"A rousing call to action for more racially diverse children's literature." -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

There was just this one thing, this nagging suspicion, that I didn't meet the criteria for a heroine's condition.

In the books that I read, an absence of melanin was a clear omission.

A voracious young reader loves nothing more than going to the library and poring through books all day, making friends with characters and going off on exciting adventures with them. However, the more she reads, the more she notices that most of the books don't have characters of color, and the only ones that do tell about the most painful parts of their history. Where are the Black heroines with Afros exploring other planets and the superheroes with 'locs saving the day?

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