Raise a Village Resources

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Check out these books written for parents and caregivers of African American children.

Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk about Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes

Our Black Sons Matter is a powerful collection of original essays, letters, and poems that addresses both the deep joys and the very real challenges of raising black boys today written by the mothers who wonder and wait and worry.

Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration

Beloved TV chef (ABC’s Emmy Award-winning The Chew and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef), Carla Hall takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine.

Lord of My Land: 5 Steps to Homeownership

Jay, “Mr. Real Estate,” Morrison has authored another informative, step-by-step guide that every aspiring homeowner should read on their journey to becoming “Lord of Their Land”.

The Motherhood Diaries

Billingsley openly shares stories about her children: twelve-year-old Mya, the diva who searched the internet for the president of Justice department store, then called his personal line to tell him why would be crazy not to let her model for him; to ten-year-old Morgan, who has a serious case of middle-child syndrome and a knack for falling asleep in the strangest places (the pantry, the dryer, the attic); and finally, five-year-old Myles, who as his grandmother says, ‘has been here before.’