Recognize An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life

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In the stunning follow-up to The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth, award-winning Black authors and artists come together to create a moving anthology collection celebrating Black love, Black creativity, Black resistance, and Black life.

"A multifaceted, sometimes disheartening, yet consistently enriching primer on the unyielding necessity of those three words: Black Lives Matter." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED.

Prominent Black creators lend their voice, their insight, and their talent to an inspiring anthology that celebrates Black culture and Black life. Essays, poems, short stories, and historical excerpts blend with a full-color eight-page insert of spellbinding art to capture the pride, prestige, and jubilation that is being Black in America. In these pages, find the stories of the past, the journeys of the present, and the light guiding the future.

BLACK LIVES WILL ALWAYS MATTER.---from the publisher

208 pages                                978-0593381595                            Ages 10-13

Keywords:  anthology, short stories, biography, Black Lives Matter, African American and Black stories, African American and Black nonfiction, cultural identity, self image, diversity, diverse books, racism, prejudice, self esteem, courage, self acceptance, self reliance, heritage, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old

Read alike: Black Boy Joy

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Excellent collection of short stories and commentary. I loved the inclusion of famous writings from historical Black citizens, such as Frederick Douglass. The artwork is also interesting. Anthologies like this are always a good way to introduce readers to a variety of authors.

This is reflective of many aspects of Black life, so does include some issues of racism and prejudice. I mention this only because the description makes it sound a bit more like Black Boy Joy. While there are positive moments, there are also negative ones, which is helpful in understanding more aspects of the Black experience. Definitely a needed addition to school and public libraries.

Recommended by:  Karen Yingling, Librarian, Ohio USA

See more of her recommendations:  msyinglingreads.blogspot.com

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