I Got Next


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$17.99  $16.73
Greenwillow Books
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8.5 X 11.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

During the course of her education, Daria Peoples-Riley seldom felt loved as a student of color. Over the years, she got tired of waiting for things to change and decided to do something about it. She hopes her books will bring schools and families together to create action plans, repair harm, and prevent race-based trauma from ever happening again.

Daria Peoples-Riley is the author and illustrator of the picture books This Is It
and I Got Next, and the illustrator of Gloria Takes a Stand, by Jessica M. Rinker. She lives with her family in Las Vegas, Nevada. www.dariapeoples.com


"The inner-city neighborhood is lovingly portrayed, with soft watercolors creating swaths of concrete and sky, spare natural elements, and the black of the broken chain-link fence echoed in the black of the shadow that gets the boy psyched. A vibrant mural on the endpapers pays tribute to black leaders and community. Important, beautiful, and full of heart."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Peoples-Riley's art is witty and superb . . . The sharp-edged, mixed-gender group of playground kids . . . are a highly individual, deeply plausible collection. Use this to demonstrate how stories often have deeper meanings and to elicit discussion, but also just to revel in the city life made beautiful."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"In this visually arresting offering, a Black boy finds courage to join other children playing in an urban landscape. Illustrations form dynamic scenes that blend with the story's rhythmic text. . . . [A] tale of perseverance and community."--Booklist