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Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood by [Kwame Mbalia]

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Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood Kindle Edition

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A must-read collection about black boyhood. "PICK UP BLACK BOY JOY for a heavy dose of happiness."
Jerry Craft, Lamar Giles, Kwame Mbalia, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Tochi Onyebuchi, Jason Reynolds

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An Amazon Best Book of 2021
A Washington Post Best Book of 2021
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2021

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2021
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Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2021
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2021
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021
A BookPage Best Book of 2021

"From stories to poetry and comics,
Black Boy Joy has something for every type of reader."—The New York Times Book Review

★ "
Luminous . . . Filtering perennial subjects such as friendships, gender identity, and family through the lenses of magic, science, space travel, superheroes, and more, this is an exuberant celebration of carefree Black experiences; while it will especially resonate with Black readers, any reader will appreciate how this genre-bending collection expands the horizons of what joy for Black boys can be."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "This book is
a must-have in every collection for its variety of topics and its celebration of Black boyhood in all its forms."—School Library Journal, starred review

★ "In a world where Black boys' stories are often tragedies, statistics, and stereotypes,
this work surely reclaims ownership over the boldness, creativity, and wholeness they possess." —Booklist, starred review

★ “Some are humorous, some are poignant, but all are compelling reading... A unique, timely, and necessary read.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This anthology for middle-graders is beautifully and unapologetically written, allowing anyone, regardless of age, sex or race, to feel a sense of pride and joy in being true to themselves."—Shelf Awareness, starred review

“A book that in addition to celebrating joy reminds readers that getting excited and caring—about people, about stuff—is
cool and rewarding.” —The Bulletin

"Honest and fresh . . .
Black Boy Joy is a treasure to share and return to again and again."—BookPage

About the Author

Kwame Mbalia is a husband, father, writer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and former pharmaceutical metrologist, in that order. He is the author of the Tristan Strong trilogy, The Last Gate of the Emperor duology, and Black Boy Joy—an anthology of 17 stories celebrating Black boyhood. His work has received numerous starred reviews and a Coretta Scott King honor. A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, Kwame survives on dad jokes and Cheez-Its. --This text refers to the library edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08W8JH6K5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Delacorte Press (August 3, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 3, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 12087 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 305 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 1,186 ratings

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