Elijah's Easter Suit

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$18.99  $17.66
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
8.8 X 11.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
BRENTOM JACKSON is a psychotherapist who writes about the universal lessons within Black American culture. His work reflects his hope for the future, where every child can see themselves in the pages of a book. Elijah's Easter Suit is his debut children's book. Brentom lives in Texas with his wife and son. Follow him on Instagram at @brentomjackson and on Twitter at @BrentomJackson.

EMMANUEL BOATENG is a Ghanaian self-taught artist, born and raised in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti region. See his work on Instagram at @mind.of.el.
★ "A picture book honoring both the past and the present."--Booklist, starred review

★ "Jackson's culturally rich text, which rhymes at key moments, and Boateng's vibrant images--particularly of the textured patterned of clothing--make for a delightful and entertaining read. From character names to illustrations depicting each person with a unique physique and style, these creators' attention to detail is notable. . . . A wonderful story of a tradition as unforgettable as the fabulous titular suit."--Kirkus, starred review

"A sweet, unique take on Easter that also functions as an homage to the Black American experience."--School Library Journal

"Listening closely is the key to creativity. Telling your story is the key to fashion. And Elijah's Easter Suit is a book that unlocks these ideas in the mind of the reader." --Dapper Dan, fashion innovator

"A culturally significant moment, Elijah's Easter Suit shines a light on Black family, community, and creativity." --Mechal Renee Roe, creator of the Happy Hair series

"Elijah's Easter Suit demonstrates the brilliance, resourcefulness, and creativity of a Black child, his supportive family, and his community at large. In young Elijah, I saw myself--as will all young Easter fashionistas!" --Don Tate, illustrator of Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

"This is a stunning and upbeat reminder of how the past can be made new. Elijah's Easter Suit gets a roaring round of applause and a resounding HALLELUJAH! --Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, author-illustrator of Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar

"Elijah's Easter Suit captures the legacy, pride, and love the Black community holds when it comes to looking good on Easter Sunday." --Leah Henderson, author of Daddy Speaks Love

"This book is just like Elijah's suit; it has the best of everything and deserves a 'Hallelujah!'" --Valerie Bolling, author of Let's Dance!

"Elijah's Easter Suit is a fun, fashionable tale that weaves the threads of the past with the fabric of today's community." --Kevin Johnson, author of Cape

"Elijah's Easter Suit is an exuberant ode to donning your Sunday best. It practically shimmers with Black boy joy!" --Anne Wynter, author of Everybody in the Red Brick Building