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Here are some great books that your teen might enjoy reading. Encourage them to read one book during holiday breaks from school and at least a month during summer breaks.

By the time your child is in third-grade it is essential they know how to read well. This is a point in a child’s life when they are no longer taught by their teachers to read but are expected to read on their own and every assignment requires reading.

Reading to young children and having them ‘read’ back to you is one of the most significant things a parent can do to increase their child’s success in school substantially.

Did you know that if you read five books every night to your child from the day they are born, your child will be exposed to about 1.4 million words before entering Kindergarten?

Black doctor writes a book for his son to get interested in the field of medicine called, “Doc 2 Doc.” “I woke up one morning and wanted my kids to read a book about Black boys interested in something other than sports. I thought it’d be nice for them to read about kids interested in science & medicine.

Reading narratives during the feast of Umoja Karamu, an alternative Thanksgiving celebration for African American families, is part of the celebration in which children participate. This is a great activity for your child’s reading comprehension and for sharing great stories with the entire family during the holiday. Here are a few books that you can incorporate […]

Successful Black Parenting is proud to announce that we are bringing our readers more researched-based content written by the members of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) RESilience Initiative, which provides resources to parents and caregivers for promoting the strength, health, and well-being of children and youth of color. We will also feature their members who have contributed articles to Successful Black Parenting on our BackTalk podcast. Learn more about the RESilience Initiative at www.apa.org/res.

THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION'S (APA) RESilience Initiative