This is Monkey #1’s favorite song/book at the moment and so I just had to share. I walked in on him and his pre-k buddies dancing and singing along to this. I had to explain to him that it wasn’t “Banana’s House” and I think since then he understands the song even more
I haven’t really said anything about Black History Month, but seeing as it is nearly coming to an end, I thought this would be a goodie to share with all of you.
The book was written by Ysaye M. Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock, a talented all female gospel acapella group. I promise, after one listen you will have this song in your head at least for the day, if not longer. Though it was written with a black child in mind (“And I didn’t know that my nose was flat”) I think its a relevant message for any young child encouraging them not to be obsessed by the “beauty” in the mirror, more the beauty of their inner personality. Of course it also touches on nana’s unconditional love – priceless.
If you haven’t heard this before, I hope you enjoy!