Hey black child

by Perkins, Useni Eugene,

Format: Print Book 2017.
Availability: Available at 24 Libraries 27 of 27 copies
Available (27)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB PERKINS Useni
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB PERKINS Useni
 
 
Braddock Carnegie Library Picture Books P GROWING PER
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  P GROWING PER
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Per
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  E Per
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Brookline Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Carrick Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Hazelwood Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Hill District Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Homewood Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Children's New Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Children's New Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - South Side Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
CLP - West End Children's Picture Books qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj PS3566.E691486 B57 2017
 
 
F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library JUV PIC PER
Location  F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library
 
Collection 
 
Call Number  JUV PIC PER
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PERKINS
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E PERKINS
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea PERKINS Useni
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea PERKINS Useni
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC PERKINS
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC PERKINS
 
 
Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC PERKINS
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  PICT FIC PERKINS
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PER
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E PER
 
 
South Park Library Picture Books PIC PER
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PIC PER
 
 
Summary

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The well-known poem Hey Black Child has been attributed to Maya Angelou and Countee Cullen, but in her author's note, Perkins describes the evolution of the piece she first wrote for a children's musical in 1975. The work is an empowering invitation to young African American children to, in some cases literally, reach for the stars. Collier's bold, effective watercolor-and-collage artwork mingles history with today's hopes and accomplishments. Pieces of an African past are represented, as well as the civil rights movement, but the emphasis is on the children of today. Kids stare brightly at the reader or look ahead to the future as they dance ballet, win trophies, paint pictures, or see themselves as astronauts. The text reminds them and readers that they are strong / I mean really strong, and that learning and doing will help them bring about a nation that will be what you want it to be. The punchy text and the invigorating art make this a wonderful choice for story hours or classroom discussion where children can voice their own dreams.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Perkins's 1975 poem, originally written as song lyrics (and sometimes misattributed to Countee Cullen or Maya Angelou), features compact, rhythmic language that's both avuncular and commandingly rhetorical ("Hey Black Child/ Do you know who you are/ Who you really are"). Collier (City Shapes) uses a combination of dense, burnished watercolors-the texture often mimics acrylics-and photo collage to imagine the possibilities open to empowered African-American children. Each stanza begins with a close, almost photorealistic portrait of a confident, happy child; subsequent pages show how the child's passion, coupled with a proud sense of heritage, leads him or her to become someone who helps make "your nation/ what you want it to be." A girl with eager, bespectacled eyes and a bright smile stands beside a telescope and knows she can become an astronaut; a boy inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement sees a future in politics. Perkins's poem has always made for a stirring recitation; new and old fans will find that Collier's images do full justice to it. Ages 4-8. Illustrator's agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects African American children -- Juvenile poetry.
African American children -- Poetry.
Poetry.
Publisher New York :2017.
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Black fairy, and other plays for children.
Contributors Collier, Bryan, illustrator.
Language English
Notes This title is an adaptation of the poem previously published in Black Fairy and Other Plays, by Useni Eugene Perkins, in 1993.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780316360302
0316360309
Other Classic View