Posts filed under Children's Books

A List of Coloring Books That Feature Black Characters

Finding activity books with black characters can sometimes be a challenge. We believe that it is important for kids to see themselves not only in their favourite shows but also in their coloring books as well.

The Toy Company That Teaches Natural Hair Care to Girls of Colour

We always go nutty with excitement when we hear about new projects to increase diversity in children's toys.  Here is one such project that we are loving right now. Meet Healthy Roots, a  toy company that is teaching natural hair care to girls of colour and celebrating diversity. 

Posted on August 28, 2015 and filed under Children's Books.

African Cartoons Family Day

Make it a date this Sunday in London as Black History Walks in partnership with the African edutainment company Obi & Titi will be playing a double bill of the classic cartoon Kirkou .at the Phoenix Cinema.

There will be a 15 interval in between the screenings and a stall to get Obi & Titi books and items.

 For more information on the event click here

A List of Children's Books That Celebrate Black Boys

A recent study carried out by the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin found that less than 3% of children's books in 2013 featured black characters. Everyone knows that books transmit values. It is therefore important for black boys to see themselves positively in their favourite books. 

Posted on August 11, 2015 and filed under Children's Books, Fun Stuff, Useful Lists.

A Super List of Children's Books That Celebrate Black Girls

Here at Bino and Fino, we are always on the look out for things that will help nurture young minds.  Finding children's books for kids that have a black girl as the protagonist or the main character can be tricky. This is because of the fact that there is very little visibility of black & brown kids in the world of children's books.  This is changing with campaigns such as We Need Diverse Books calling for more diversity in children's books

Below is a list of children books that we love and feel celebrate the beauty & uniqueness of black girls.

Big Hair Don't Care

 

Sunne's Gift: How She Overcame Bullying To Reclaim God's Gift 

Princess Cupcake Jones

Love Your Curls 

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The Tooth Fairy

Jupiter Strong & The Hairy Hippos

Happy Hair Girls 

Princess Vinnea & The Gulavores 



Meet ClaraBelle Blue

I Am Mixed 

I'm Proud To Be Natural Me

TuTu Goes Green

The Nestling Quilt 

I'm A Pretty Little Black Girl! 

Girl of Mine 

Beautifully Made: Abby's First Pageant! 

Cricket's Curls

If you like any of these books and are looking for similar titles check out Tutu's Storybook's. They specialize in selling a wide variety of Pan African children's books that celebrate black heritage & diversity for early readers. 

Shining 

Princeless 

Yaa Traps Death in  A Basket 

A Dance to Remember 

Honey Dew's Carnival Fever

Maggie Sinclair, Will You Please Fix Your Hair?!

Princess Me: Every Girl Can Be A Little Princess 



Posted on August 7, 2015 and filed under Books, Children's Books, Daughters, Education, Fun Stuff.

Educator Gives Powerful Speech on Black Hair & Diversity

Here at Bino & Fino we strive to provide content and information to help nurture young black & African minds.  Educator and mother Ama Karikari Yawson shares the same vision. She delivered a powerful speech at a TEDx event in June where she discussed the dangers of hair conformity & hair bullying in schools as a way of stifling personal development of black students during a period of rapid technological & culture change. 

You can check out the video below.

You can also get her wonderful book Sunne's Gift at Amazon.


Posted on July 15, 2015 and filed under Books, Education, Daughters, Children's Books, Thoughts and Views.

Listen To 'The Ghanaian Goldilocks' Audio Book

A wonderful twist on the well known tale. Enjoy the aural journey with the kids. 

Posted on February 21, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Books, Children's Books.

The Ghanaian Goldilocks!

A few days ago we came across this adorable children’s book. It’s called ‘The Ghanian Goldilocks, a story by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli and illustrated by Phil Howell.

Posted on July 16, 2014 and filed under African Culture, Books, Children's Books.