The holiday season is upon us and so is the rush for deals and thrills. Consumer dollars can speak volumes to corporations about what we support and value. Consider using your dollars to support BIPOC owned businesses and creatives while also getting something thoughtful, beautiful, and meaningful for the loved ones on your list!
Curated by Regional MAR Directors, here are a few of our favorite things!
As a nice little bonus, the writer of the blog (who is paid an affiliate commission when you use these links to purchase items on Amazon) has agreed to donate the commission to Moms Against Racism. Win for you, Win for the BIPOC owned business, Win for MAR!
With so many amazing authors, you could never read them all if you tried...why not try anyway?
For kids and teens
Book Basket! Specify an age range and get a wonderfully diverse list of titles for the reader in your life. It’s a great value ...bonus!....supports MAR! While you’re at it, check out the MAR bookshop for all the anti-racist books for kids and teens on your list.
Diverse comics by Indigenous artists from Red Planet Books and Comics will open your kids’ bookshelves to all kinds of unique stories and new perspectives. Possibly best for older kids and teens, but great for any aspiring artists or reluctant readers on your gift list.
All of these books are available online with the big sellers but if you are buying physical books, I encourage you to buy from the MAR Bookshop and we don’t have it in stock, check out Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery! Chicago's only black woman-owned bookstore and gallery space, Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery is committed to nurturing the connection between literature, art, and the pursuit of knowledge; while also using the power of words to better our community.
Titles to Read.
Check out these great authors, if you haven't already.
Amy Tan: The Bonesetter's Daughter
Celeste NG: Everything I Never Told You
Tommy Orange: There, There
Bernardine Evaristo: Girl, Woman, Other
Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half
Sandra Cisneros: The House on Mango Street
Erika L. Sanchez: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Isabel Allende: The House of The Spirits