Recognize! an anthology honoring and amplifying Black life

by Hudson, Wade

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"An anthology featuring over thirty Black authors and illustrators to honor Black life past, present, and future"--Provided by publisher.
Foreword / by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson
Miracle child / by Sharon M. Draper
Coloring outside the lines / by Jerdine Nolen
James Baldwin's great debate / by Wade Hudson
Black lives have always mattered / by Wade Hudson
Famous blerds in history / by Keith Knight
Hank Aaron passes on the legacy / by Wade Hudson
The storms and sunshine of my life / by Lamar Giles
At our kitchen table / by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Isn't it obvious? / by Nic Stone
The slave mother / by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Joy lives in you / by Kelly Starling Lyons
Witness / by Nikki Grimes
You are . . . / by Denene Millner
Excerpt from What to the slave is the Fourth of July? / by Frederick Douglass
Black boy reading / by Ronald L. Smith
Self-reflection / by Kwame Mbalia
Black butterfly / by Paula Chase
America doesn't love us back / by Floyd Cooper
Target / by Pat Cummings
Breonna Taylor, remember her name! / by London Ladd
A black boy's journey / by James E. Ransome
E Pluribus, II / by Ekua Holmes
Brother's murder, remix / by Eric Velasquez
Give me flowers / by Shannon Wright
Empowered reader / by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Letter from Daisy Bates to Roy Wilkins: The treatment of the Little Rock Nine, Central High School, 1957 / Daisy Bates
Darnella Frazier: eyewitness / by Carole Boston Weatherford
How to be an activist / by Don Tate
My hero is a Black cowboy / by Robert H. Miller
Drumbeat, ring shout, roll call, cypher / by Ibi Zoboi
An interview with DeRay Mckesson
Mary McLeod Bethune's last will and testament / by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson
Claiming my space / by Adedayo Perkovich
Freedom in the music / by Curtis Hudson
Back to myself / by Tiffany Jewell
Recognize! / by Cheryl Willis Hudson
The devil in the flowers / by Alicia D. Williams
Your breath is a song / by Mahogany L. Browne.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The husband-wife cofounders of Just Us Books are also curators of this uplifting anthology of Black life in America. Its title doesn't just express that Black lives matter but, rather, reaffirms that "Black lives have always mattered." Through essays, short fiction, poetry, interviews, comics, and artwork, notable Black children's authors and illustrators share their personal experiences regarding recent events and systemic racism. In his essay, Robert H. Miller recalls never seeing African American heroes in the westerns he consumed as a boy. Meanwhile, Don Tate admits in his cartoon to feeling helpless during the COVID-19 pandemic after learning about the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other innocent Black individuals. But these moments of pain only tell part of the story. Miller explains that he wrote his Reflections of a Black Cowboy book series to introduce children to African Americans of the Old West, and Tate finds his own way to protest. Countering the struggles of being Black are contributions that recognize endurance, pride, and joy, like the collage illustration by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, featuring a Black girl embracing a book and library card. Interspersed are profiles of historic Black changemakers, such as Mary McLeod Bethune and the Little Rock Nine. A note about the Black Lives Matter movement concludes this poignant, passionate, and purposeful collection of Black voices for young readers."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The married cofounders of Just Us Books join forces to edit another stunning anthology, featuring 22 Black authors and eight artists exploring Black identity, the Black Lives Matter movement, the long history and legacy of standing up for Black lives, and more, in poems, short stories, essays, and comics. In "The Storms and Sunshine of My Life," author Lamar Giles writes, "I know I'm lucky because not all of us get to go on, unscathed, to life's joys." Poems by Lesa Cline-Ransome, Nikki Grimes, Denene Millner, and others offer declarations and affirmations. Interwoven, full-page quotes and excerpts from Black forebearers such as Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and Frederick Douglass provide historical context and emphasize the timelessness of some issues, while eight full-color inserts feature lush, multilayered art by illustrators including Vanessa Brantley-Newton and Ekua Holmes. An empowering, powerful compendium that asserts how "Black lives matter./ Black lives have always mattered." Front matter features a foreword by the editors; back matter includes artist notes, sources, biographies, and more about the BLM movement. Ages 10--up. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects African Americans Literary collections Juvenile literature
American literature African American authors Juvenile literature
African Americans Juvenile literature
American literature African American authors Collections
Juvenile Literature
African American Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Children's literature, American.
Children's literature.
Short stories.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Children's Books,2021
Random House Children's Books2021
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Anthology honoring and amplifying Black life
Contributors Hudson, Wade, editor.
Hudson, Cheryl Willis, editor.
OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Ages 10+
Grades 4-6
Language English
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Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-181).
ISBN 9780593381618
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