Reading is fun. Reading changed my life and it can change yours. The #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign is an important movement because it improves the identity of black girls and increases the racial consciousness of those unfamiliar with black girls.

Here is a list of my top 10 favorite black girl books and a song list to go with each one so you can enjoy some of my favorite books while listening to some of my favorite songs!

Take the time this summer to enjoy these great books and songs. Don’t forget to check out the full #1000BlackGirlBooks resource guide.

And as always, happy reading!

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