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Inside the Black Butterfly Box: June 2018

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Inside the Black Butterfly Box: June 2018

Rebels and Roses

It has already been a year! In June 2017 Black Butterfly shipped its official box. Since then, we have grown so much  and seen may changes, including the addition of a boys box: the Black Dragonfly box. To celebrate our birthday we bring you this special edition inspired by Journi’s favorites. Her favorite poem, favorite books and favorite people are featured in this box, all of which have motivated her at some point. She hopes you find as much value in them as she does and find inspiration in their fighting spirit for making a difference,  just like they inspired her.

What’s in the June Box

Babies Box

  • Ellington was not a street by Ntozake Shange 

In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, noted poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered there. These men of vision, brought to life in the majestic paintings of artist Kadir Nelson, lived at a time when the color of their skin dictated where they could live, what schools they could attend, and even where they could sit on a bus or in a movie theater.
Yet in the face of this tremendous adversity, these dedicated souls and others like them not only demonstrated the importance of Black culture in America, but also helped issue in a movement that “changed the world.” Their lives and their works inspire us to this day, and serve as a guide to how we approach the challenges of tomorrow.

  • Red Roses- Tattoo Sheet 
  • Small Notepad with Rose Design
  • Trendy Rose Dad Hat
  • 6 Quote Pin Set 
  • Unapologetic Patch
  • Rose gold necklace with rose pendant

Tweens Box

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.

Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There’s Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who’s thirteen and an “official juvenile delinquent.”

When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma’s church is blown up.

  • Red Roses- Tattoo Sheet 
  • Small Notepad with Rose Design
  • Trendy Rose Dad Hat
  • 6 Quote Pin Set 
  • Unapologetic Patch
  • Rose gold necklace with rose pendant

Teens Box

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

  • Red Roses- Tattoo Sheet 
  • Small Notepad with Rose Design
  • Trendy Rose Dad Hat
  • 6 Quote Pin Set 
  • Unapologetic Patch
  • Rose gold necklace with rose pendant

 

 

 

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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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