the book that shouldn't exist. A dual-purpose book designed to support mental health and be torn apart to change laws.

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Born from the creative minds of parents, Shamel and Tiffany Washington, in the wake of the tragic events of the summer of 2020, The ABC’s of Survival makes “the talk” tangible. The book, 8 months in the making, will debut at the end of Black History Month.
Every part of the book was created with the help of Black parents and BIPOC experts from different fields, including Allyson Jones, head of community mobilization and resource development at the National Black Child Development Institute.

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Coming soon, The ABC’s of Survival is an alphabet of lessons for BIPOC youth on how to survive—with tear-out protest posters, and postcards to send to Congress. It isn’t enough to read the lessons in this book, just as important are the conversations and change it sparks.

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26 LETTERS. 26 LESSONS. 8 TEAR-OUT PAGES TO TAKE ACTION. ORIGINAL ART AND TYPOGRAPHY FROM BIPOC ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD.

Antoinie Eugene
Ciro Schu
Collis Torrington
Gabriel Ribeiro
Geronna Lyte
Graph Atik
Jamar Callender
Joshua Darden
Junno Senna
Kingsley Nebechi
Linoca Souza
Marie Hyon
Mia Saine
Oga Mendonça
Parker Nia-Gordon
Quincy Sutton
Robinho Santana
Sabrena Khadija
Shamel Washington
Toonky Berry
Tré Seals
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THE NATIONAL BLACK CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

The ABC’s of Survival was created in partnership with the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI). For the last 50 years, the nonprofit organization has been a trusted partner in developing and delivering strengths-based, culturally relevant, evidence-based, and trauma-informed resources that respond to the unique needs of Black children. Focused on issues including early childhood education and wellness, NBCDI is engaged in federal and state advocacy in the pursuit of a successful future for all children. Check in at the end of February for more information on the launch of the book. In the meantime, please consider a donation to the NBCDI to help the cause.
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the book that shouldn't exist. A dual-purpose book designed to support mental health and be torn apart to change laws.

Learn More

Born from the creative minds of parents, Shamel and Tiffany Washington, in the wake of the tragic events of the summer of 2020, The ABC’s of Survival makes “the talk” tangible. The book, 8 months in the making, will debut at the end of Black History Month.
Every part of the book was created with the help of Black parents and BIPOC experts from different fields, including Allyson Jones, head of community mobilization and resource development at the National Black Child Development Institute.

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Coming soon, The ABC’s of Survival is an alphabet of lessons for BIPOC youth on how to survive—with tear-out protest posters, and postcards to send to Congress. It isn’t enough to read the lessons in this book, just as important are the conversations and change it sparks.

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26 LETTERS. 26 LESSONS. 8 TEAR-OUT PAGES TO TAKE ACTION. ORIGINAL ART AND TYPOGRAPHY FROM BIPOC ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD.

Antoinie Eugene
Ciro Schu
Collis Torrington
Gabriel Ribeiro
Geronna Lyte
Graph Atik
Jamar Callender
Joshua Darden
Junno Senna
Kingsley Nebechi
Linoca Souza
Marie Hyon
Mia Saine
Oga Mendonça
Parker Nia-Gordon
Quincy Sutton
Robinho Santana
Sabrena Khadija
Shamel Washington
Toonky Berry
Tré Seals
C

THE NATIONAL BLACK CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

The ABC’s of Survival was created in partnership with the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI). For the last 50 years, the nonprofit organization has been a trusted partner in developing and delivering strengths-based, culturally relevant, evidence-based, and trauma-informed resources that respond to the unique needs of Black children. Focused on issues including early childhood education and wellness, NBCDI is engaged in federal and state advocacy in the pursuit of a successful future for all children. Check in at the end of February for more information on the launch of the book. In the meantime, please consider a donation to the NBCDI to help the cause.
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