It is very easy to find list of books for Black boys online. But, this list of books is meant for Black boys looking to find purpose in a world where Black boys are given very little guidance and structure for what it means to be a successful Black man. Reading is how our Black boys develop imagination, learn not to be afraid of not knowing and explore new worlds that they may not have access to in reality.
Imagine buying that action figure in Toys R Us. Imagine how it would make little black girls feel? There are so few representations of them as the heroine.
As a child, my mother brought home a bundle of books every Friday evening. The genres would vary; poetry, fiction, plays, and more. She always made sure I had an abundance of texts to choose from.
In honor of Black History Month, we're finding you your new favorite authors! What it's about: As is the title of this book, Reynolds pens a phenomenal verse poem that is truly for everyone. Short, sweet, and to the point, this piece will resonate with dreams and those on a journey of self-discovery.
Check out these terrific titles for teens written by African-American authors! Includes winners of the Coretta Scott King Award. The Death of Jayson Porter by Jaime Adoff In the Florida projects, sixteen-year-old Jayson struggles with the harsh realities of his life which include an abusive mother, a drug-addicted father, and not fitting in at his predominately white school, and bring him to the brink of suicide.
Earlier this year, a piece on NPR highlighted how black girls are pushed out of schools at higher rates than their white counterparts. We have seen this front and center, too, thanks to the horrific and heart-shattering video of a school police officer assaulting a black girl in school. We saw it front and center this summer as a police officer in McKinney, Texas, manhandled a black teen girl.
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I still remember what it was like to be a teenager. I was a fury of emotions, dreams, ideas. I was awkward, self-assured, and painfully uncomfortable in my skin all at the same time.