Black Boy, Black Boy: Celebrate the Power of You

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9.2 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

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/illustrator from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Ken's passion lies with stories that reflect his heritage as the child of immigrants, his connection to the Caribbean, and the richness and expanse of of the African diaspora. He believes that diverse stories are essential to creating a more just and equitable world and this is something he is deeply committed to manifesting through his art.

Ken Daley is an award-winning artist/illustrator who draws inspiration from his Afro-Caribbean roots. His art and illustrations are inspired by family trips to the 'summer islands' of Dominica and Antigua, where his parents are from. He has exhibited his artwork in Canada, US, and the Caribbean. Ken has illustrated numerous children's books including Granny's Kitchen, Black Boy, Black Boy, and Joseph's Big Ride. He also received an Américas Award Honorable Mention and a Kirkus Review Best Picture Book honor for Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings. He lives in Ontario, Canada.
"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
"Black Boy, Black Boy...inspires and informs." -- Terri Schlichenmeyer, Bookworm Sez
"Full of Black boy joy, this book will be a great addition to your home library." -- Fabulize Magazine
"Will captivate young readers." -- Seattle Book Review
"An uplifting and gorgeously illustrated picture book." --
"A welcome gift...inspirational. " -- The Eagle Times
"This beautiful picture book celebrates the future and the power of black boy joy, as a young boy is inspired by those who came before him. " -- The Ashville-Citizen Times
"Black Boy, Black Boy is an ode to Black Boy Joy written in an accessible, easy-to-read poetry format... A great addition to any #RepresentationMatters classroom or library collection." -- Booklist