Hybrid: Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond launch Black Boy, Black Boy

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Image contains the text: Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond launch Black Boy, Black Boy. Hybrid. Monday, August 8, 2022. 7 PM ET. Next to the text are a photo of the author and the cover of the featured book.

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From athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick to musician Fela Kuti, explorer Matthew Henson and writer Chinua Achebe, there are so many inspirational men in Black history. This lyrical, rhythmic texts encourages boys to imagine everything they can be and the great things they can do, drawing on the strength of people throughout history that paved the way for Black boys.

It tells today's boys: you have the courage, you are the light. It's a new day! Be inspired and motivated by drawing on the history of the role models that came before you.

Dear boy, Black boy, I believe in you so.

Let's start your story--ready, set, go.

Contributor Bios

ALI BIKO SULAIMAN KAMANDA is an award-winning filmmaker and social entrepreneur from Sierra Leone, West Africa. He runs BIKO Studios, a cross-cultural film production company and is the President of Salone Rising, a not-for-profit organization that provides micro-financing and mentoring resources to small business owners in rural Sierra Leone.

JORGE REDMOND currently works in the Buncombe County District Attorney's office as an Assistant District Attorney, and as an adjunct professor in South College's Legal Department. Ali and Jorge are college friends, and Black Boy, Black Boy is their debut book.

KEN DALEY is an award-winning artist from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. He believes that diverse stories are essential to creating a more just, and equitable world, and is known for his use of bold colors and authentic details to depict Black Life in all its iterations.

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Black Boy, Black Boy By Ali Kamanda, Jorge Redmond, Ken Daley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ali Kamanda, Jorge Redmond, Ken Daley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728250649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - August 9th, 2022

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SKU: x672389
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