What It Means to Be Black

by Shaunti Farrell

To me black is beautiful;
I love being black.
Black is the color of the dark, pretty sky at night.

Dining Together by Aditi Laddha
Our black people came from the wonderful country of Africa,
Land of elephants and tigers who run freely in the jungle.
Our complexion was teased by the white, but we still stood strong.

Black comes in different shades 
from dark chocolate to caramel brown.
Black people are strong people and powerful.
I love being black.


About the Author

Shaunti Farrell is 11 years old and from Barbados.

About the Illustrator

Aditi Laddha is 14 years old and from India. She attends The Shishukunj International School, in Indore, India, where she is in the 10th grade. She loves to make illustrations and is inspired by the colourful illustrated story books she has read. She has received a total of 30 international prizes for her artwork. Aditi enjoys playing basketball, going on outings, reading and watching movies. She names Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul amongst one of her favourite books.

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Anansesem is an online magazine of Caribbean children's and young adult literature by adults and children. We strive to bring you the best in news, reviews and creative content from the world of Caribbean children's publishing.
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