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For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World

Michael W. Waters

  • 9/21/2020
  • 1947888080
  • 978-1-947-88808-1
  • Hardback
  • In Stock

Product Details

  • Hardback
  • 32
  • 8.5 x 11
  • 15.00 oz


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

"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

"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

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

"Very highly recommended." —Midwest Book Review

“Jeremiah’s reactions serve as a starting point for facilitating discussions about racism and violence against Black people.” —Publishers Weekly

“This book is a must-have.” —Imam Omar Suleiman

“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

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

Named a “Must-Read Book About Race” by Essence

"One of the most important and timely children’s books of the year...Waters’ powerful words and Keisha Morris’ beautiful illustrations give families struggling to come to terms with the systemic racism of American society a way to talk about these extraordinarily challenging issues.”—Beto O'Rourke


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