Hold Them Close: A Love Letter to Black Children

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When happy things come to you, hold them close and never let go.

From celebrated author of Your Name Is a Song Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, fine artist Patrick Dougher, and photographer Jamel Shabazz, Hold Them Close is a picture book celebration of Black past, present, and future—a joyful love letter to Black children.

As affirming as it is touching and warm, Hold Them Close encourages young children to hold close their joy, the words of their ancestors and elders, as well as their power to change the world. A perfect book for shared story time, this book will inspire young people to march forth with pride, glow, and happiness.---from the publisher

48 pages 978-0063036178 Ages 4-8

Keywords: African American and Black stories, self esteem, self image, heritage, stories in verse, diverse books, diversity, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

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