Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving and No, You Can't Touch My Hair. an Anthology

Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving and No, You Can't Touch My Hair. an Anthology

by Olivia V.G. Clarke (Editor)

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Listen to Black women and Black girls.

Navigating predominantly white institutions (PWI) as a young Black girl provides amazing opportunities as well as challenging experiences. The poems, anecdotes, and entries found in this book seek to provide support and guidance for Black girls in PWI's and are written by Black girls and women who are current or past attendees of PWI's.

Hair, friendship, dating, motivation, information, racism, self-esteem - nothing is off limits.

Fans of Black Lives Matter books The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Dear Martin by Nic Stone, and The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo will love this non-fiction look at life as a Black girls in white schools by girls who have lived it.

This non-fiction book for kids and young adults is edited by Diversity, Equity and Inclusion activist and teen author Olivia V.G. Clarke. Selections from the following writers, poets and leaders:

• Gabrielle Clarke

• Marissa Glonek

• Yolanda Durden

• Soraya Patterson

• Lydia Patterson

• Aminah Aliu

• Tiara McKinney

• Tiia McKinney

• Makayla Terrell

• Ndeye Thioubou

• Sarah Holston

• Katie Quander

• Courtney Pascol

• McKenzie Stringer

• Gabby Anthony

• Ka'Isis Lee

*Now Available: A matching journal for a writing space of Black girls and a separate ally journal for Non-Black POCs and white allies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989776943
Publisher: Terreece M. Clarke
Publication date: 08/28/2020
Pages: 122
Sales rank: 191,183
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Hi, I Am Olivia V. G. Clarke a student, leader, and activist in diversity work. I serve as a leader on my school's Diversity Executive Board, plan diversity conferences and lead student-run faculty development activities. I'm a proud member of the 2019 & 2020 Black Girls Lead Class created by Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond. Additionally, I am a multi-year, full scholarship attendee of the Humanities and Cognitive Sciences Summer Institute at The Ohio State University. In 2018 I was selected to be a part of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a multicultural conference for high school student leaders in diversity. This summer I studied Korean as a 2020 Finalist of the NSLI-Y Summer Intensive Program through the United States State Department and making college decisions as a QuestBridge Scholar. But hey, I'm still a regular 16 year-old senior who has to study for the ACT/SAT and clean my room. I like to hang out with my friends, dance, binge watch K-Dramas, eat potatoes and listen to all kinds of music. And ducks. I love ducks.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

Hello!

Welcome to Black Girl, White School. To whoever is reading this book - thank you for picking it up!

This book is a collection of poems, stories and anecdotes. Everything found between these pages was written by Black girls and women who are current or former students in predominantly white institutions FOR Black girls who have and are experiencing the same.

Students, parents, teachers, administrators or just casually curious readers - please pay close attention as you take a look into the minds of some amazing, powerful, and inspirational Black girls.

Table of Contents

1. CODE SWITCHING3

HOW ASSIMILATION CHANGED MY IDENTIFICATION WITH MY CULTURE5

By Tiara McKinney

IS IT KAY?

By Ka'Isis Lee

IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

By Gabby Anthony

2. ON BLACKNESS

BLACK TO BASIC AND BACK

By Katie Quander

3. I'm Not Her...

SEE ME

By Courtney Pascol

4. BLACK GIRL MAGIC

CROWNS UPON MY HEAD

By Aminah Aliu

DEAR BLACK GIRL

By Tiia McKinney

FALLING IN LOVE WITH BLACKNESS: THE MAGIC OF A COLLECTIVE

By Tiia McKinney

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL

By Ndeye Thioubou

REPEAT

By Gabrielle Clarke

5. MINORITIES UNITED

SISTER AFRICANA

By Sarah Holston

6. WHAT I WISH I HAD

YOU BELONG

By Marissa Glonek

WHO I WAS VS WHO I BECAME

By McKenzie Stringer

DEAR ME

Olivia V. G. Clarke

7. RESILIENCE

REMEMBER YOU ARE ENOUGH

By Yolanda Durden

8. PERMISSION TO BE VULNERABLE

MAKING AMENDS

By Aminah Aliu

9. AND...

THE WEIGHT OF A WHITE WORLD

By Soraya Patterson

DEAR YOUNGER ME

By Soraya Patterson

THE COLOR PURPLE

By Lydia Patterson

IMAGINE

By Makayla Terrell

COTTON KIN

By Aminah Aliu

Afterword

Notes

About the Editor

Also by Olivia V.G. Clarke

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