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Illustration with the words black children matter

Photography: courtesy of the writer

Meghana Narayan is an educator who stepped away from teaching to devote more time to raising her child and to work on her art and writing. Through her work she shares resources via her blog and social media, Teach for the Change, around the topics of raising racially and socially conscious children, selecting representational literature and the representation of black voices. Meghana shares with us two of her writing pieces which demonstrate the importance that black children matter, and that books are a child's too and adults should choose them carefully.

Meghana Narayan

(she/her)

Meghana Narayan graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in Elementary Education and Columbia University, Teachers College with a Master’s in Literacy. Meghana is an educator and has taught in early-childhood classrooms for over a decade. She began a career in visual arts in 2015 and has carved out time from teaching Kindergarten to pursue this work. When her daughter was born, Meghana stepped away from teaching to devote more time to raising her child and to work on her art and writing. She remains connected to education through her blog and social media platforms, Teach for the Change, where she shares resources for raising racially and socially conscious children. When she’s not working, you can find her in her garden, tending to her plants, and playing with her daughter and puppies.

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