Bookmarks aims to highlight Black voices and so they’ve harnessed the star power of different public figures, some who read a children’s book they authored themselves. Everyone from ballerinas to actors are featured in the show, each reading a different book in each episode.
The cast of Bookmarks includes:
- Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown reading his book I Am Perfectly Designed
- Ballerina Misty Copeland reading Firebird
- Rapper Common reading Let’s Talk About Race
- Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o reading her book Sulwe
- Singer Jill Scott reading Pretty Brown Face and Brown Boy Joy
- Comedian Tiffany Haddish reading I Love My Hair
- Black-ish star Marsai Martin reading ABCs For Girls Like Me
- Empire actress Grace Byers reading I Am Enough
- Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin reading Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
- Author Jacqueline Woodson reading The Day You Begin
- Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson reading Antiracist Baby
The show’s host, Marley Dias, is featured on the last episode reading We March.
Netflix has also announced it will partner with First Book to donate and distribute copies of each of the books featured in the Bookmarks collection to educators who serve kids in need across the U.S. and internationally.
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices is available now on Netflix globally and on the Netflix Jr YouTube Channel.