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Moms' Favorite Parenting Books

Michel Martin's Pick:

Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood by Leonard Pitts Jr. An account of the nature and meaning of black fatherhood in the contemporary United States. Pitts recounts a troubled relationship with his own father, and interviews scores of other black men, both sons and fathers, to craft an account of the nature of black fatherhood today in the United States.

Jolene Ivy's Picks:

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development by T. Berry Brazelton. Helps mothers gain insight into their infant's development, by identifying three categories of infants in this formative period: quiet, active and average.

The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy by Kimberly Seals Allers. A comprehensive handbook for women of color about health and other issues to consider when they're expecting.

Dia Michels' Picks:

Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith Small. A look at how child-rearing differs from culture to culture, and the effects on our children.

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William, Martha, Robert and James Sears. A book that teaches parents how to bond with their newborn and stay close with a technique called attachment parenting.

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