A picture book that celebrates the rich and complex lives of black boys and men.
The New York Times’ 14 Antiracist Books for Kids and Teens
Arnold Adoff Poetry Awards 2020, Special Recognition
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices 2019
Bank Street College of Eduction Best Children’s Books 2019
Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book 2019
Kirkus Reviews Best of 2018, Middle Grade Poetry
School Library Journal, Best Books 2018, Poetry
These short, vibrant tanka poems about Black boys and young men depict thirteen views of everyday life: dressed in Sunday best, running to catch a bus, growing up to be teachers, and much more. Each of Tony Medina’s tanka is matched with a different artist—including recent Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award recipients.