Publicity for new titles is difficult to say the least and every bit of word-of-mouth recommendation helps in promoting my work. I’m so thankful to these websites for lifting me up and spreading the word about my work.
My book, Raising Confident Black Kids has a recommendation on International Black Heritage and History Month’s website. The website seeks to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of Black experience and culture around the globe. It’s exciting to be included with the other book recommendations from the website. The audience for the webpage is an international one, and I’m thankful for the nod from this amazing website. Raising Confident Black Kids is a guide for parents and other adults who have Black children in their lives, helping them to nurture confidence in Black kids and mixed-race kids.
Afriware Books, which is an independent bookseller’s website dedicated to giving book recommendations to Black readers, recently featured Empowered Black Girl: Joyful Affirmations and Words of Resilience on their list of books to give to recent graduates. It’s exciting to hear that the word is getting out about my books. Afriware was extremely generous in their review of the book. They write:
A welcome newcomer to our list is a book with sass for the class of 2022 and beyond... In Empowered Black Girl - Joyful Affirmations & Words of Resilience, author M. J. Fievre addresses Black Girl Magic in a way that feeds the soul. If you haven’t read the book yet, it’s a book of daily affirmations and words of wisdom that includes quotations from various prominent Black women trailblazers.”
You can check out the rest of their recommendation here.
Knowledge Bookstore also featured Raising Confident Black Kids on their website as recommended reading for parents. It’s important to support independent bookstores. You can check out Knowledge’s website and make a purchase from them on their website.
If you have a spare moment, check out these websites. My books are not the only recommendations they’ve made, and you may find a title at one of them that you’d like to pick up. You’d be supporting a good cause by ordering from one or more of them.
A creator of safe spaces, and an initiator of difficult conversations, M.J. Fievre, B.S. Ed, spent much time building up her Black students, helping them feel comfortable in their skin, and affirming their identities. Her close relationships with parents and students led her to look more closely at how we can balance protecting our child’s innocence with preparing them for the realities of Black life. When―and how―do you approach racism with your children? How do you protect their physical and mental health while also preparing them for a countr full of systemic racism? She began to research the issue and speak to school counselors and psychologists to find (and apply!) strategies parents and teachers can use with their children to broach uncomfortable but necessary topics.
M.J. is the author of Badass Black Girl, a daily dose of affirmations for Black Girls
“You'll come away from Badass Black Girl feeling as if you've known the author your entire life, and it's a rare feat for any writer.” ―“Mike, the Poet,” author of Dear Woman and The Boyfriend Book
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Affirmations for strong, fearless Black girls. Wisdom from Badass Black female trailblazers who accomplished remarkable things in literature, entertainment, education, STEM, business, military and government services, politics and law, activism, sports, spirituality, and more.
Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. In this journal designed for teenage Black girls, MJ Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes. By reflecting on these topics, you will confront the issues that can hold you back from living your best life and discovering your Black girl bliss.
Embrace authenticity and celebrate who you are. Finding the courage to live as you are is not easy, so here’s a journal designed to help you nurture creativity, positive self-awareness and Black girl bliss. This journal honors the strength and spirit of Black girls.
Change the way you view the world. This journal provides words of encouragement that seek to inspire and ignite discussion. You are growing up in a world that tries to tell you how to look and act. MJ Fievre encourages you to fight the flow and determine for yourself who you want to be.
Badass Black Girl helps you to:
Build and boost your self-esteem with powerful affirmations
Learn more about yourself through insightful journaling
Become comfortable and confident in your authentic self