Hello Ebi! Hello Fam!

This past Sunday was Father’s Day, and though Corona has restricted our movements, it didn’t mean that we could not show our love to our dads by doing BBQs, calling him if he’s far away or exchanging gifts. My oldest son gave my hubby a big hug, the second son cooked, and my youngest son gave him something that he made at camp. 

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As we chilled out and binge-watched a series on Netflix, I thought about books that showed the love of the Black father. The term “deadbeat dad” does not apply to all fathers, and a father doesn’t necessarily have to be a blood relation. It can be an older male friend who shares wisdom with your child, a pastor that helps to keep your son or daughter on the straight and narrow, a godparent or in some cases; a mother who must play the role of both parents when the father is unable or unwilling to do so.

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Below are a few great books that show a Black father’s or father figures love in different forms. I hope one of them resonates with you!

Becoming Dad (Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood) by Jr. Pitts, Leonard, 9781932841176
Becoming Dad – Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood
by Leonard Pitts Jr.
Paperback Black Fatherhood II : Black Women Talk about Their Men Book
Black Fatherhood – The Guide to Male Parenting by
Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Ph D.
of Thee I Sing – A Letter to My Daughters
by President Barack Obama
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry: 9780525553366 | PenguinRandomHouse ...
Hair Love
by Matthew A. Cherry
Papa, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse, Barbara Lavallee, 9780811842655
Papa, Do You Love Me?
by Barbara M. Joosse

Janna and the Kings by Patricia Smith
Janna and the Kings
by Patricia Smith

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