Brown Girl Bookshelf: 10 Books to Read to Our Daughters
'No Mirrors in My Nana's House' by Ysaye M. Barnwell, Illustrations by Synthia Saint James
A little girl discovers her beauty—not in a mirror but through her Nana’s...
A little girl discovers her beauty—not in a mirror but through her Nana’s eyes. In Nana’s house, there are no mirrors and the narrator doesn’t notice her “imperfections”—clothes that don’t fit, a nose that’s too flat, or skin that’s too black. This story teaches brown girls that it’s their character that defines them—not their circumstances.