“I have never encountered any children in any group that are not geniuses. There is no mystery on how to teach them. The first thing you do is treat them like human beings and the second thing you do is love them.”—Asa Hilliard

Natasha Tarpley

Resources

Keyana Storytime Kit 

Region: Midwest

Categories: Middle Grade Picture Books

Genres: BIPOC Nonfiction

Natasha Tarpley (natashatarpleywrites.com) is a bestselling children’s book author with over 20-years’ publishing experience. Her classic picture book, I Love My Hair!, an ode to Black childhood and natural beauty, is a staple on national school and library reading lists, and a favorite among readers around the world. Her latest picture book, The Me I Choose To Be, affirms the power of children to choose who and what they want to be. Natasha is also the writer and co-creator of the award-winning children’s narrative podcast, Opal Watson: Private Eye (Pinna.fm), and currently has new children’s podcast and television projects in development. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Essence Magazine among other publications. 

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Books by Natasha Tarpley

Resources

Keyana Storytime Kit 

Region: Midwest

Categories: Middle Grade Picture Books

Genres: BIPOC Nonfiction