Black Girls Read

Investing. History. Business

Reading is interconnected to economic mobility. Our foundation will have a minimum of three books to read quarterly that will centered around Investing, Black History, and Business.

Fall 2020 Reading

Early Bird

The Power of Investing Young

Early Bird teaches the reader what goes into a good company, if they’re ethical, what numbers to look for, how to open an account, which company has the competitive advantage, and more. This book gives readers easy to follow directions so they can do it on their own, without influencing any particular company. Early Bird inspires us with innovators and leaders in the industry from a young person's perspective.

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Caste

The Origins of Our Discontents

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

The Innovation Stack

Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time

The Innovation Stack is a thrilling business narrative that's much bigger than the story of Square. It is an irreverent first-person look inside the world of entrepreneurship, and a call to action for all of us to find the entrepreneur within ourselves and identify and fix unsolved problems - one crazy idea at a time.

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Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You're Not)

Guide for Kids 3 to 23

Many of us think we can have the “money talk” when our kids are old enough to get it…which won’t be for years, right? But get this: Research shows that even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts, and a study from Cambridge University confirmed that basic money habits are formed by the age of seven. Oh, and research shows the number one influence on kids’ financial behaviors is mom and dad. Clearly, we can’t afford to wait.