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Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood

Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood

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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - FIVE STARRED REVIEWS

Give your graduate the gift of joy! Celebrate Black boyhood at every stage with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors--including Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia.

★ Pick up Black Boy Joy for a heavy dose of happiness. --Booklist, starred review

Black boy joy is...

Picking out a fresh first-day-of-school outfit.
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

Author: Kwame Mbalia
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: 08/03/2021
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780593379936
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 8
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 512804 / Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood


Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2021
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2021
Booklist 07/01/2021 pg. 80
School Library Journal 08/01/2021 pg. 78
Publishers Weekly 08/09/2021
Shelf Awareness 08/06/2021
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2021 pg. 98

About the Author
Kwame Mbalia is a husband, father, New York Times bestselling author, and former pharmaceutical metrologist, in that order. His debut middle-grade novel, TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY, and the sequel, TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD (October 6, 2020), are published by Rick Riordan Presents/Disney-Hyperion. A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he survives on dad jokes and Cheez-Its.

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