Black Boy, Black Boy: Celebrate the Power of You
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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.
"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." -- poets.org
"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