Black Boy, Black Boy

Black Boy, Black Boy
by Ali Biko Sulaiman Kamanda and Jorge Angelo Redmond
illustrator Ken Daley
from Sourcebooks eXplore

Inspire Black boys to imagine all the great things they can do while celebrating remarkable moments from Black history!

Dear boy, Black boy, I believe in you so.

Let’s start your story―ready, set, go.

From athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick to musician Sam Cooke, inventor Elijah McCoy and writer Chinua Achebe, there are so many inspirational men in Black history. This lyrical, rhythmic text encourages boys to imagine everything they can be and the great things they can do, drawing on the strength of people throughout history that paved the way for Black boys today.

Black Boy, Black Boy tells today’s boys: you have the courage, you are the light. It’s a new day! Be inspired and motivated by drawing on the history of the role models that came before you.

Black Boy, Black Boy is perfect for those looking for:
-inspirational books for kids
-joyful Black childrens’ books
-Black history books for kids

Black Boy, Black Boy is followed by Black Girl, Black Girl (2024).


“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 book that educates, empowers, and enlightens―this book belongs in every library” ― School Library Journal, STARRED review


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