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Black Joy: Love Yourself, Love Your Culture

Charnaie Gordon

Follow a day in the life of a young Black child and learn the different ways we experience love every day with this striking, illustrated children's book.

Created in 1993, Black Love Day is celebrated annually on February 13. This holiday was created to demonstrate love, forgiveness, and acceptance among Black people. Throughout the course of a day, a young boy observes and experiences many different kinds of Black love--the romantic love between his parents, the familial love of his siblings and family, the admiration for a teacher at school, the respect for community leaders, and more.

Celebrate Black love, culture, and achievements by implementing the five tenets:

  1. Love toward the Creator
  2. Love toward Self
  3. Love toward Family
  4. Love within the Black Community
  5. Love for the Black race

Black Joy is an inspiring story showcasing how these tenets can be used every day throughout the year to express love, gratitude, and positivity for everything in life.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Becker & Mayer
  • Publish Date: Jan 7th, 2025
  • Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.25in - 8.75in - 0.38in - 1.06lb
  • EAN: 9780760394397
  • Recommended age: 06-11
  • Categories: African American & BlackSocial Topics - Values & VirtuesHolidays & Celebrations - Valentine's Day

About the Author

Charnaie Gordon is a Diversity and Inclusion Expert, blogger, podcast host, digital creator, and author of Lift Every Voice and Change: A Sound Book, Race Cars, and A Kids Book About Diversity. She also serves as a member of the National Advisory Board for Reading is Fundamental for their Race, Equity, and Inclusion (REI) initiative. More than anything else, she cares about connecting people with great books they'll love. In her world, books are an absolute necessity. Charnaie is passionate about instilling a love of reading, lifelong learning, and curiosity in her kids. She hopes to inspire others to do the same with their children. Find her online at and @hereweeread on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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