For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World
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About the Author
Michael W. Waters is an award-winning author, activist, professor, and pastor. His picture book For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World, illustrated by Keisha Morris, won the 2020 Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice and was named a Must-Read Book about Race by Essence. A sought-after speaker, he is a frequent commentator for major media outlets and has been honored for his work in peace and justice. Michael W. Waters lives in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.michaelwwaters.com.
Keisha Morris is an illustrator who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and currently resides in Reno, Nevada. She earned her BFA in illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and enjoys creating characters whose personalities jump off the page. Keisha is the illustrator of Bitty Brown Babe, written by Deborah LeFalle, and Over in Motown, written by Debbie Taylor. When she is not drawing, she loves spending time with her wife, daughter, and two crazy cats, Elphie and Ollie!