Black Boy, Black Boy
The vibrant images created by Ken Daley and simplistic language crafted by authors Ali Kannada and Jorge Redmond will captivate young readers as they learn about Black change-makers throughout American history. A young boy is taking a walk down a colorful path with an older man who teaches him about Black men in history who have used their voice, actions, and talents to advocate for African-American rights. HE learns about Colin Kaepernick’s political stance on the football field, Martin Luther King Jr’s pivotal role in the American civil rights movement, and William Goines’ bravery as the first African American member of the Navy SEALS.
The boy also discovers that his favorite music, style of dance, AND poetry, were all popularized by influential Black men. The man encourages the boy to remember the strong impact these people have on others and use that as a driving force to enact change of his own. The boy learns to work hard but to be proud of his accomplishments and the power he has within. This book has language that is easy to follow for children ages three to seven; however, the back of the book contains additional information about each Black hero featured in the story.
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