Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices is a live-action collection of twelve five minute episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children’s books from Black authors that highlight the Black experience.
The series premiered on 1 September and is available to watch globally on Netflix as well as Netflix Jr. YouTube channel. It includes 12 episodes, each around 5 minutes.
Hosted by author and SuperGirl Marley Dias (founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks), the collection of books and conversations center around themes of identity, respect, justice, and action – providing families a toolset to start meaningful conversations with kids about difficult topics through short-form book-based content.
- Books Included on the Show: Sulwe, ABC’s For Girls Like Me, I Love My Hair, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, I Am Enough, I Am Perfectly Designed, The Day You Begin, Pretty Brown Face, Brown Boy Joy, Let’s Talk About Race, Firebird, Anti-Racist Baby, We March.
- Talent Featured on the Show: Lupita Nyong’o, Marsai Martin, Tiffany Haddish, Caleb McLaughlin, Grace Byers, Karamo Brown, Jacqueline Woodson, Jill Scott,Common, Misty Copeland, Kendrick Sampson, Marley Dias (host).
- The goal of the show is to give children around the world to have access to great stories and to have the chance to see their lives represented on screen.