While homeschooling her son, Leilani Brooks noticed the dearth of Black history learning tools for kids. She wanted to create a product to counter the negative images of Black people presented in pop culture. She explains, "After yet another uprising following the Trayvon Martin verdict, I felt empowered to offer our kids the truth about their heritage, and inspire them to be more than what society and Hollywood tell them they are."
The result of her efforts is ABC Me flashcards that feature important Black history facts that correspond with letters of the alphabet.
The cards are a creative way to encourage learning about our history in a different way. Purchase here by clicking buy now.
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