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For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World

September 22, 2020 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9781947888081
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Description

Winner of the 2020 Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice

A Top Ten Selection of the 2021 In the Margins Book Awards

A Texas Institute of Letters 2021 Finalist for Best Picture Book

A 2021 RCC Wilbur Award Winner

A Picture Book Discovery Prize Winner for the 2020 Writers' League of Texas Book Awards

"Dad, what happened?"
"Why are they shooting?"
"What is this vigil for?"

The shootings keep coming, and so do Jeremiah's questions. Dad doesn't have easy answers, but that doesn't mean he won't talk about it--or that he won't act. But what if Jeremiah doesn't want to talk anymore? None of it makes sense, and he's just a kid. Even if he wants to believe in a better world, is there anything he can do about it?

Inspired by real-life events, this honest, intimate look at one family's response to racism and gun violence includes a discussion guide created by the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, a multicultural center and museum committed to promoting respect, hope, and understanding.

A portion of the publisher's sales proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations that facilitate the empowerment of Black communities.

About this Author

ISBN: 9781947888081
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corporation
Published: 2020-09-22

Reviews

"A wonderfully entertaining and original picture book."--Midwest Book Review

"Tackles with frankness a sensitive and uncomfortable subject . . . An open invitation to adults to engage children about racism." --Friends Journal

"Uses a narrative structure to convey both the gravity of this collective trauma and the unrelenting nature of racism in America."--The Englewood Review of Books

"The book breaks down what is happening in our country without watering down the seriousness of racism...its words and illustrations embody a sensitivity that young children need." --Christian Century

"There's a candor here that's not always found in picture book treatments of social issues and racism, and the specificity mirrors conversations likely held in many households." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Understandable and relatable, this timely book shows social justice issues and gives readers action steps and hope."--Imagination Soup

Named a "Must-Read Book About Race" by Essence

"Jeremiah's reactions serve as a starting point for facilitating discussions about racism and violence against Black people." --Publishers Weekly

"Essential reading...touches on the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Edwards, and more, but manages to end on a hopeful note, providing a gentle way of broaching the topic with kids."--D Magazine

Named "Book Cover of the Month" by the Christian Century

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