Black Boy Joy 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood

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Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors—including Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia!

Black boy joy is…

Picking out a fresh first-day-of-school outfit. Saving the universe in an epic intergalactic race. Finding your voice—and your rhymes—during tough times. Flying on your skateboard like nobody’s watching.

And more! From seventeen acclaimed Black male and non-binary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood.---from the publisher

320 pages                          978-0593379936                                 Ages 9-12

Keywords:  short stories, anthology, African American and Black stories, African American, African American author, boys and men, growing up, finding yourself, being yourself, believing in yourself, diversity, diverse books, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old

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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Other reviews:

★ "Pick up Black Boy Joy for a heavy dose of happiness." —Booklist, starred review

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