Hey black child
|Format:||Print Book 2017.|
|Availability:||Available at 24 Libraries 27 of 27 copies|
HEY BLACK CHILD--do you know who you are? Who you really are?
So begins the widely-recited poem by Useni Eugene Perkins, to be illustrated by award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier. An ode to black children, this empowering picture book is a celebration of African-American lives that promotes the self-esteem, making this both a timely and important book, especially in light of recent events across America.
Useni Eugene Perkins's "Hey Black Child" was recently performed on Steve Harvey's show Little Big Shots by four-year-old Pe'Tehn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOTZWdIyRJE) and, last fall, was recited by Pe'Tehn when she was three (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n_DeHMVAkM), blowing away viewers and raising awareness for the confidence-building text.
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African American children
-- Juvenile poetry.
African American children -- Poetry.
|Publisher|| New York :2017.
|Other Titles|| Black fairy, and other plays for children.
This title is an adaptation of the poem previously published in Black Fairy and Other Plays, by Useni Eugene Perkins, in 1993.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm