Hey Black Child

Hey Black Child
Hey black child,
Do you know who you are?
Who really are?
Do you know you can be
What you want to be
If you try to be
What you can be?
This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals.
Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins.--from the publisher
40 pages      978-0316360302    Ages  4-8
A beautiful, inspiring poem written to assure every child but especially black children that they can be that person they dream of being, that they can achieve that excellence they dream of achieving that they can hold that place they imagine for themselves.  Using gorgeous forced perspective illustrations, Bryan Collier brings the children close and makes them life-sized.  The closeness elicits an excitement and an experience of the power of these young human beings and all of their innate potential.  Dream big.  Be your best self.  You can.  The words ring out as the illustrations reaffirm the truths.  Great read aloud.
40 pages      978-0316360302    Ages  4-8
Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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