Publication Date: August 3, 2021
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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors—including Jason Reynolds (the Track series), Jerry Craft (New Kid), and edited by Kwame Mbalia (Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky)!
Today’s top and rising-star Black male and nonbinary authors contribute genre-spanning stories to this fresh and vital middle-grade anthology about the joys and complexities of Black boyhood. Stories include: A skateboarder who uses his skills to make deliveries for a local food bank. A baker-in-training who enlists the help of his dad and grandma to master the perfect peach cobbler—and win the heart of his crush, Noah. Two cousins who bond while searching for treasure in their grandad’s house, which reveals some supernatural secrets. And more!
Joy is powerful, and this anthology triumphantly centers and reflects that sense of love, wonder, and inclusivity—making it a must-read for kids everywhere!
Contributors include: B. B. Alston, Dean Atta, P. Djèlí Clark, Jay Coles, Jerry Craft, Lamar Giles, Don P. Hooper, George M. Johnson, Varian Johnson, Kwame Mbalia, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Tochi Onyebuchi, Julian Randall, Jason Reynolds, Justin Reynolds, DaVaun Sanders, and Julian Winters
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