05 Dec
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2018 Read 2 L.E.A.D. Schools Confirmed!

2018 will make eight years of providing culturally affirming books to Title I elementary school libraries. That means nearly 2,000 books, 15 schools and thousands of beautiful babies. Through all of that, I continue to get excited each year! If you’ve been following our movement you know this event as our annual Youth Book Drive. […]

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30 Nov
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Love, Literacy & Purpose

I’m so hype about our second feature with the dynamic duo that is Courtnae Smith and Robert Davis! CCIA’s movement is focused on positive cultural representation so you can imagine how delighted I was to discover an African-American couple who writes children’s books together. Representation matters and you can’t beat the powerful imagery of a […]

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21 Nov
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Why You Need to Know Stephanie!

  Greetings, I’m serving up a major dose of Black girl magic today. Are you ready? So I have these questions in my head that I want to know about these phenomenal people who write these incredibly important books for our babies. I had the pleasure of interviewing the author and publisher, Stephanie Bridges and […]

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21 Nov
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Welcome!

Welcome to our blog. We look forward to sharing information about our programs and providing you with content that positively affirms African-American culture. Everyone deserves to be proud of who they are. This is why CCIA focuses on the importance of teaching youth and conducting all programs from a culturally affirming perspective. We will be […]

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Flint, MI Book Delivery 2017

Thanks to our most gracious donors we were able to extend our 2017 book delivery to the babies of Doyle Ryder Elementary in Flint, MI. The Flint Water Crisis is still happening! It could happen to any of us. We were fortunate enough to connect with some beautiful children and dedicated staff. Despite the unconscionable circumstances, they remain […]

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