Black Boy Joy
I Am My Ancestors’
by Tanisia “Tee” Moore, illustrated by Robert Paul, Jr.
An anthem to Black Boy Joy, this debut picture book calls on the youngest readers to celebrate their place in a venerated legacy while inspiring them to see themselves as the next generation’s leaders: their ancestors’ wildest dreams.
Publication date: September 19, 2023
The Reviews Are In!
…The energetic text reads like a smooth stream of affirmations honoring the self and cultural pride. The cartoonlike illustrations use bright colors, cheerful faces, and confident poses to emphasize the power of the child’s positive self-image, fortified by a strong relationship with past and contemporary heroes. With the resonance of the titular saying and additional affirming phrases in the child’s assured voice, this book will lend confidence to Black children and remind all readers of the dignity and contributions of African American people.
A joyful tribute to share with young children.
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