Margin Notes

AFRAID OF THE DARK BY GUYLEIGH JOHNSON

Apr
22

Afraid Of The Dark by DartMouth, NS author Guyleigh Johnson tells the story of sixteen year old Kahula through short fiction and poetry. In her author’s notes, Johnson shares, “I created Kahula for the students whom I’ve supported in recent years that wanted material they could relate to, something they could understand and feel. I created Kahula for the little black girls who feel rejected and need reassurance that they are worthy and every bit of special.”

At a time when many teachers are considering the importance of representation in the classroom, this is a title I urge you to consider reading and sharing with students.

You can learn more about poet Guyleigh Johnson here:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/community/author/guyleigh-johnson-1.5622470

https://www.facebook.com/GuyleighJohnson/

https://writers.ns.ca/author-spotlight/guyleigh-johnson/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqcCoADtembSWWyNoB-8xA/videos

 

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