Our selection for today, Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Arts! by George Ancona describes the sport, it's history, music and language of capoeiristas.
Played worldwide, Capoeira, a Brazilian martial arts and game, pays homage to an African tradition. Beautifully detailed, including colorful photos, this book introduces readers to Portuguese terms woven into the text to explain how the game is played.
Interesting fact: Ancona discusses the African origins and the incorporation of music to disguise to fighting skills so slave owners would think they were dancing.
Also included in the book is a glossary and additional resources.
It's absolutely beautiful to see the Afro-Latinx representation in Disney's Encantó, all the beautiful diversity in Browns and Black. Set in rural Colombia, this movie is visually a step in the right direction.
We need more stories and images for our young people to see! #mirrorsandwindows
There is a whole Latin Diaspora to discover!
This day continues to raise awareness for individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, especially Black individuals, to champion the idea that homophobia lives in silence.
It celebrates a liberated spirit.
The following books share both fiction and non-fiction share narratives of what it feels like and the experiences, for some in the LGBTQ+ community.
Music: @georgemofficial An Easier Affair
If Black boys and young Black men don't see themselves creatively, how can they develop confidence and agency to build dreams?
If other races and ethnicities of children don't see Black boys and young Black men as main characters and superheroes in books and comics, how will they view and treat Black boys and young men?
Books and graphic novels about superheroes are available at your library and local book stores!
WE ARE HERE will provide you book reviews, discussions, news, and programming about literature and literacy by and about Black males. This site will also feature vlog conversations on topics related to the promoting literacy and voice for Black boys and young men.