Have a few budding bookworms in the house? Then you'll want to mark your family's calendar for Sept. 1, because Netflix is airing an educational show for kids called Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices. Broken down into 12 five-minute episodes, the show is hosted by Marley Dias (the author and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign) and will centre on themes of identity, respect, justice, and action.
According to the press release, Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices will provide "families [with] a toolset to start meaningful conversations with kids about difficult topics through short-form book-based content." And in true Netflix fashion, there's a long list of celebrities that will read aloud to kiddos, including: Lupita Nyong'o, Common, Tiffany Haddish, Jill Scott, Marsai Martin, Kendrick Sampson, Grace Byers, Caleb McLaughlin, Karamo Brown, Misty Copeland, and Jacqueline Woodson.
As for the titles? The show will feature kids' lit written by Black authors that highlight the Black experience. Parents can expect reading sessions and discussions on the following children's books: ABC's For Girls Like Me, Anti-Racist Baby, Brown Boy Joy, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, Firebird, I Am Enough, I Am Perfectly Designed, I Love My Hair, and more!