The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth

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$16.99  $15.80
Crown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
6.2 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson are the co-founders of Just Us Books, Inc. For over thirty years they have published, written, and collaborated on books that reflect the diversity of Black history, heritage, and experiences.

A NEW YORK TIMES Best Children's Book of the Year
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Praise for The Talk:

"The essays, stories, poems and letters . . . make plain that the hard conversations we all need to have about race are part of a broad reckoning with our nation's history. The book's black-and-white images project love and support." --The New York Times

"This star-studded collection of #ownvoices authors calls readers in for necessary reminders in service of everyday actions that we must pursue to cultivate real change." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Though readers of color may find a number of these entries far too familiar, there is striking versatility in the approaches, cultures, and experiences of the authors that will compel readers of all backgrounds to continue forward." --Booklist, starred review

"Validating for readers already familiar with these kinds of talks and importantly enlightening for those to whom the ideas of such restrictions are new." --The Bulletin, starred review

"Through contributors' personal experiences with systemic issues, readers will recognize the necessity of having open dialogue with loved ones. A compelling call to action." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A well-conceived anthology that provides much-needed enlightenment and opportunity for both reflection and discussion." --The Horn Book

"A heartfelt collection that speaks to the multifaceted and nuanced struggles of marginalized people." --School Library Journal

"This collection should speak to any child or adult--especially BIPOC children and adults--who has been affected by systemic racism and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. . . . An anthology filled with abiding inspirational messages of self-love and love for others." --Shelf Awareness