Rebel Girls Black History Month Picks
February is Black History Month, a time to honor Black people from all periods of U.S. history. Diversity and inclusion are very important to us at Yoto, and we are proud to host titles from diverse authors and narrators, as well as fictional and non-fictional diverse stories, which reflect the multicultural world around us.
We believe that the best way to introduce your child to the wider world is through the art of wondrous storytelling! By feeding their curiosity and enriching their imaginations, and by listening to tales from the furthest reaches of our globe. Stories and songs have been used for generations to preserve the legacy and lessons of leaders. In the spirit of uplifting Black voices, we have invited our friends at Rebel Girls to choose their top three cards by Black authors/musicians. Check them out below!
Songs from the Playground (age range: 0-8)
In this card created exclusively for Yoto, Jazzy Ash reimagines African American folk songs written and sung by children in playgrounds over the last 100-200 years. Jump and jive along to Jazzy’s fresh take on classics such as “Down, Down Baby” and “Head and Shoulders”. There’s endless fun for everyone with these unique tunes!
Ticket to Ghana (age range: 0-12)
If you’re itching to have a family dance party, look no further than Ticket to Ghana! This card celebrates Ghana, home of the highlife sound. Get ready to move, sing and smile with this collection of lively tunes.
Rebel Girls: Real Life Tales of Black Girl Magic (COMING SOON- February 16th)
If you like the “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” podcast on the Yoto App, then you’ll love the new Rebel Girls: Real Life Tales of Black Girl Magic card pack! These cards are dedicated to amplifying and celebrating the stories of Black women and girls from around the world. Among the women featured from over 30 countries are tennis player Naomi Osaka, astronaut Jeanette Epps, author Toni Morrison, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, aviator Bessie Coleman, journalist Ida B. Wells, and many more inspiring leaders, champions, innovators and creators.
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