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In honor of the holiday season and Buy Black Buffalo week, I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some gifts that I think are important to add to your list.

Growing up I was an avid reader and would indulge in good hood fiction stories like The Coldest Winter Ever, Fly Girl, A Hustlers Wife, B-More Careful and True To The Game just to name a few. It was these books that allowed me to escape into my own fictional world and made me want to read more. After having read all the fictional stories I could I moved on to self-help books and Biographraphys.

All in all I learned something, that readers are leaders, and learning from fiction and or non-fiction helps you to open up to see the world from many lenses.

This season let's provide a gift that keeps giving which is literature. For the new year, 2021 add "Read More" to your new goals and let's kick off reading books written by people right here in Buffalo, NY.

Below are a few books I think you should indulge in during Buy Black Buffalo Week for you and your family.


You Go, Girl!: A Letter to Young Queens By Kara Oliver 

As shared on Amazon book details

In today's society, it is so important to speak life in to young women. You, Go Girl: A letter to Young Queens seeks to remind and inspire young women and girls that they are worthy, beautiful, tough and enough! This book features an array of diverse and amazing young Queens that are beautiful, smart, kind and true! This book is a must-read for any young Queen in your life!


Learn more about You Go, Girl HERE


Brilliant Brown Babies By Desiree Williams

As shared on Amazon book details

Brilliant brown babies is a picture book showcasing how special and beautiful it is to be a child of color. This book uses simple pictures and language to convey pride in the rich culture that our brilliant brown babies have! Children of all races can engage in the celebration of diversity!


Learn more about Brilliant Brown Babies HERE 


A Champion's Prayer Journey: A 25-Day Faith Journey by Morgan Williams-Bryant 

As shared on Amazon book details

Have you ever felt frustrated in your journey of faith? Or like you were the only one who might be experiencing things like the imposter syndrome, fear, guilt, or finance overload? Or maybe you just simply felt uncomfortable being transparent about this thing called life? Well, you are not alone. In A Champion's Prayer Journey, Morgan shares real-life scenarios that affirm you are not alone. These are normal circumstances that many people of faith experience and God has an answer for you in His Word. He truly just wants you to have faith. This book offers a 25-day journey to demonstrate how faith, integrity, and determination can open opportunities that you never thought possible. In this book you will:- Read real-life gems and discover how the Word of God directs us through a journey of truth.- Map Your Journey using mindful exercises that will help you discover your talents and skills and what brings you true joy.- Read short prayers that will help guide your conversations with God. - Of course, reaffirm that you are Champion Made!

Learn more about A Champion's Prayer Journey HERE 

I hope this helps kick starts your buy for this week. Remember leaders are readers so let's lead our children and continue to learn to be great leaders for them. Happy Shopping!


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