“As a ‘woke’ Black mom, I’ve been on a never-ending quest to find a book that would enable me to shift my parenting lens from one based on trauma to one of freedom and joy. Trina Greene-Brown has written that book!”
— A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, writer for “On Parenting,” Washington Post
Parenting for Liberation: A Guidebook for Raising Black Children fills a critical gap in currently available, timely parenting resources. Rooted in an Afrofuturistic vision of connectivity and inspiration, the community created within these pages works to imagine a world that amplifies Black girl magic and Black boy joy, and everything in between.
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Speaking directly to parents raising Black children in a world of police brutality, racialized violence, and disenfranchisement, Parenting for Liberation combines powerful storytelling with practical exercises, encouraging readers to imagine parenting methods rooted in liberated rather than fear. This guide fills a critical gap in currently available resources for parenting.
Pairing personal stories from Trina Greene Brown’s successful podcast series with open-ended prompts designed to inspire reflection and creativity, this book provides insight for those seeking to dismantle harmful narratives about Black families, initiate difficult conversations on social issues with their children, and find community with other parents who share their struggle.
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“Parenting for Liberation allows all of us to raise Black children to be their most liberated selves, and ultimately helps us be more free too.” — Mia Birdsong, author of How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community