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Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood by [Kwame Mbalia]
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Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood Kindle Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 470 ratings

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A must-read collection about black boyhood. "PICK UP BLACK BOY JOY for a heavy dose of happiness."
Jerry Craft, Lamar Giles, Kwame Mbalia, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Tochi Onyebuchi, Jason Reynolds

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"This book is a must-have in every collection for its variety of topics and its celebration of Black boyhood in all its forms."—School Library Journal, starred review

"In a world where Black boys' stories are often tragedies, statistics, and stereotypes, this work surely reclaims ownership over the boldness, creativity, and wholeness they possess." —Booklist, starred review

Some are humorous, some are poignant, but all are compelling reading... A unique, timely, and necessary read.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A book that in addition to celebrating joy reminds readers that getting excited and caring—about people, about stuff—is cool and rewarding.” —The Bulletin

"Mbalia and the other authors tell the stories of young Black men with such vivid, expansive descriptions that all readers can experience the joy that radiates through the pages of this book."—Shelf Awareness

From School Library Journal

Gr 3-7-It can be challenging to find resonant books for middle grade Black boys that reflect the diversity of their experiences. A solution is right here with this excellent anthology. This exuberant collection runs the gamut, featuring prose and verse with illustrations from 17 Black male and nonbinary creators. Contributors include authors across a variety of youth literature genres, such as Jason Reynolds, Tochi Onyebuchi, Dean Atta, and Julian Winters. The stories themselves are short enough to appeal to reluctant readers and address all kinds of topics, from losing a close relative to saving the galaxy to getting injured doing a sport and the first day of school. Relationships and connection are the throughlines that render these seemingly disparate stories a cohesive whole. No matter if readers are into music, art, sports, church, or fantastical adventure, there is something in this book that they will connect with. VERDICT This book is a must-have in every collection for its variety of topics and its celebration of Black boyhood in all its forms.-Michelle Kornberger, Havenview M.S., Memphisα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08W8JH6K5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Delacorte Press (August 3, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 3, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 12086 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 305 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0593379934
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 470 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sharing the joy!
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