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Inside the Black Butterfly Box: January 2018

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Inside the Black Butterfly Box: January 2018

Lights. Camera. Hollywood

It’s award season and as we see movies and actors being highlighted we feature the below monarchs, actresses who have been nominated and/or have won an academy award. Some of the first actresses of color to do so, marking a moment in history and paving the way for the ladies we currently enjoy seeing on the big screen.

The author for this month’s Babies book is Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest ever best actress nominated for an Oscar at age 9. And the teens book “Everything, everything” by Nicola Yoon was made into a film in 2017 with leading actress Amandla Stenberg.

This month we feature the Black-owned business Luster Products, the leading African-American owned manufacturer of premium personal care products servicing people worldwide. Enjoy their hair product included in this box and visit them at www. lusterproducts.com

Please make sure to share your unboxing photos and videos by tagging #BBJanuarybox. We love to hear your thoughts on the products you received!!!

What’s in the January Box

All Boxes receives the following items:

Magnetic Calendar featuring the Black Leading Ladies

Included in this month’s box is a magnetic calendar that features Black Leading ladies who made it big in Hollywood. The actresses who were featured are Hattie McDaniel, Dorothy Dandridge, Cicely Tyson, Halley Berry, Taraji P. Henson, and Viola Davies.

Hollywood Clapboard Keychains

Make movie night memorable with a Hollywood Clapboard keychain. The clapboard also has a magnifying glass inside. Everyone needs a keychain. It’s made of plastic and working Hollywood Clapboard!

Makeup Bag 

This makeup bag is not your ordinary pouch, this pouch is extra special with names of the featured Hollywood Actresses.

Gourmet Popcorn

This month’s box includes a gourmet popcorn, a perfect snack while watching your favorite movie.

Popcorn Coinpurse

We also included a cute popcorn-shaped coin purse.

Film Reel Steel Bookmark

The etching on this steel bookmark is pretty impressive. It is really cute! The bookmark is light, slender and slide between the pages of your favorite book.

Luster’s Hair Products (Featured Black Business)

Included in this month’s box is Pink® Kids Curl Creation Custard for Twists & Braids. Pink® Kids Curl Creation Custard for Twists & Braids is perfect for curly or coily hair. Use it to achieve frizz free, long lasting twists, braids and unraveled styles.

Also included is Pink® Kids Easy Comb Detangler. Pink® Kids Easy Comb Detangler is a MIRACLE  detangling product that will provide SUPERIOR ease while detangling the curliest hair types. Curly hair will notice ease while combing.

Babies Box

Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg! by Quvenzhané Wallis

From Academy Award–nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis comes the first story in a brand-new series about best friends Shai and Emmie, two third graders destined for superstardom.

Shai Williams was born to be a star (or a veterinarian—and maybe a dentist). She attends a special elementary school for the performing arts, and her grandma Rosa and aunt Mac-N-Cheese are both actresses. So Shai is shocked when she doesn’t get the lead role in the third-grade musical. Instead, the part goes to the new girl, Gabby Supreme, who thinks she is better than everyone else.

To add insult to injury, Ms. Gremillion has now asked Shai to help Gabby with the role. Shai reluctantly agrees and enlists Emmie to help, but Gabby isn’t going to make it easy. As opening night draws near, Shai discovers that making a new friend is sometimes like putting on a show—it requires dedication, patience, and lots and lots of practice.

 

Tweens Box

Day Dreams and Movie Screens by Alena Pitts 

Eleven-year-old Lena Daniels’ summer of Hollywood starlets and movie filming alongside her favorite singer, Mallory Winston, is over. School will be back in full swing, and it seems as though life might just pick up where it left off—with volleyball games, homework, and her best friends.

But just as she begins to wonder if her summer was all just a dream, her world is turned upside down . . . again! The movie Above the Waters premiers, the previews seem to be splattered on every television and radio channel, and everyone knows her name. Her classmates, strangers, and even her friends are starting to treat her differently, and everywhere she turns she’s being asked for an autograph, a picture, or a hug.

Lena is just figuring out how to manage her new fame at home when she finds out she’s hitting the road on a two-week bus tour to further promote the film. Traveling across the country with Mallory and her band—with the surprise addition of her whole family joiningthem for a week—Lena experiences adventures and challenges she never expected, while learning to step outside of her comfort zone and follow the path God has for her life. She learns that saying yes to God may not always be easy, but will take her further than she ever imagined!

This Faithgirlz series titled Lena in the Spotlight, written by Alena Pitts, star of The War Room and tween blogger of For Girls Like You, and co-written with her mother, editor and author, Wynter Pitts, is a reflection of Alena’s own life experiences as she reaches for the stars and keeps her faith in balance.

Teens Box

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Chrysalis

I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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