Monday, May 17, 2021

Black Boy Joy review

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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With a veritable HIT list of African American male authors, this book is pure lyrical magical joy. I absolutely love Kwame Mbalia's work, and his short story in 3 parts does not disappoint. Jerry Craft includes a graphic novel short, and I enjoyed P. Djeli Clark's Percival and the Jab. Great addition to any middle school library!

From the description:
Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors--including Jason Reynolds (the Track series), Jerry Craft (New Kid), and Kwame Mbalia (the Tristan Strong series)!
Black boy joy is…
Saving the universe in an epic intergalactic race.
Finding your voice—and your rhymes—during tough times.
Flying on your skateboard like nobody’s watching.
And more! From seventeen acclaimed Black male and non-binary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood.
Contributors include: B. B. Alston, Dean Atta, P. Djèlí Clark, Jay Coles, Jerry Craft, Lamar Giles, Don P. Hooper, George M. Johnson, Varian Johnson, Kwame Mbalia, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Tochi Onyebuchi, Julian Randall, Jason Reynolds, Justin Reynolds, DaVaun Sanders, and Julian Winters.

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