HarperCollins Black Gold
HarperCollins Black Gold

Black Gold

By Laura Obuobi


Publication Date: October 11, 2022

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

A joyous, empowering, poetic celebration of Black children and a reminder of the universe’s boundless love in stunning verse and captivating collage. Perfect for fans of Sulwe.

When the Universe decides to create a child, she draws from the earth—rich, dark, and full of everything that gives life, including eyes like black star sapphires and full lips to speak the truth. With help from the Sun and the Moon, they create a child of the Universe: beautiful, powerful, and boundless with the brilliance of Black Gold. Laura Obuobi’s empowering, lyrical text and London Ladd’s lustrous, captivating illustrations are a joyous, poetic celebration of Black children and a reminder of the Universe’s unconditional love and the amazing power within us all.

About the Author

Laura Obuobi (Oh-bow-be) was born and raised in Accra, Ghana. Laura was a preschool teacher for eight years before switching careers into the publishing industry. Her time with preschoolers and picture books set the stage for her transition into writing for children. She is a graduate of the writing for children and young adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Besides creative writing, Laura also finds joy in drawing, collaging, and painting. Visit her at www.lauraobuobi.com.London Ladd is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA and MFA in illustration. He is the illustrator of Lend a Hand, Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass, and March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World. He uses a unique mixed media approach to bring his diverse subjects to life. Each image is steeped in intensity and emotion, a reflection of the artist himself. London lives in Syracuse, NY. Visit him at www.londonladd.com.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: October 11, 2022

ISBN: 9780063015760

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