Black Boy, Black Boy

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Dear boy, Black boy, I believe in you so.

Let’s start your story—ready, set, go.

From athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick to musician Sam Cooke, inventor Elijah McCoy to writer Chinua Achebe, there are so many inspirational men in Black history. Imagine what you can be and the great things you can do with the strength of people throughout history that have paved the way for Black boys.

This inspiring, lyrical picture book combines an uplifting, motivational text with references to wonderful figures throughout history. The combination is both encouraging and educational, prompting boys to imagine what they can be and the great things they can do in their own lives.

ALI BIKO SULAIMAN KAMANDA is an award-winning filmmaker and social entrepreneur from Sierra Leone, West Africa. He runs BIKO Studios, a cross-cultural film production company and is the President of Salone Rising, a not-for-profit organization that provides micro-financing and mentoring resources to small business owners in rural Sierra Leone.

JORGE REDMOND currently works in the Buncombe County District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney, and as an adjunct professor in South College’s Legal Department. Ali and Jorge are college friends, and Black Boy, Black Boy is their debut book.

KEN DALEY is an award-winning artist from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. He believes that diverse stories are essential to creating a more just, and equitable world, and is known for his use of bold colors and authentic details to depict Black Life in all its iterations.

When I read Black Boy, Black Boy, so many of my at-risk students came to mind. These authors have a keen understanding of how to deliver a powerful message of encouragement and hope, relevant to all readers but most especially to our black boys who can draw on the courageous leaders of the past and present to build a bright future for themselves." — Robin Overby Cox, Library Media Specialist (Benham, TX)

"It's a cool book with lots of famous people who can help me learn how to be a good person" — Roderick W., Texas student

"This ode to Black boy joy abounds in positive representation of Black men and serves as a beautiful reminder of a glorious lineage. An affirming, nurturing, and powerful celebration of Black men, past, present, and future" — Kirkus Reviews

"A wonderful letter to young Black men... Definitely a must read for any child" — Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

"A book that educates, empowers, and enlightens—this book belongs in every library" — School Library Journal, STARRED review 

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