Hey Black Child

Hey Black Child

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins. Hey black child, Do you know who you are? Who really are? Do you know you can be What you want to be If you try to be What you can be? This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and se Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings...

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Title:Hey Black Child
Author:Useni Eugene Perkins
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Genres:Childrens
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Hey Black Child Reviews

  • Desiree
    Dec 03, 2017
    This book is written from a poem by Useni Eugene Perkins. Floyd Cooper does a wonderful job of creating awesome mixed media images to compliment the text on the page. The beauty of black children are shown through vibrantly hued illustrations and large text. Good book for one on one re...
  • Theresa Leone Davidson
    Dec 16, 2017
    Outstanding book - HIGHLY recommend! ...
  • Marissa Elera
    Dec 09, 2017
    A call to action, a parade of encouragement, inspiration for all the black children in the world. Wonderful. ...
  • Erin
    Jan 21, 2018
    Beautifully done. An encouraging poem for any audience, especially the final message. The illustrations match the positive, uplifting text. ...
  • Margie
    Nov 14, 2017
    There are books which fill readers with a surge of joy, welling up inside us and growing stronger with each page turn. There are books you want to read aloud and alone standing in a grassy meadow at the top of a hill you navigate with difficulty. There are books you wish to share in ...
  • Earl
    Nov 15, 2017
    An inspiring celebration of the potential of children. Based on a poem, the possibilities for what they can do and can be are opened up for them to explore. ...
  • Laura G
    Dec 31, 2017
    This is a picture book version of an iconic poem that interestingly, the author of this book claims has been misattributed all through the years to Countee Cullens. (Wow!). The illustrations by Bryan Collier are beautiful--the expressions on the children's faces take my breath away, an...
  • Bookishrealm
    Dec 26, 2017
    I've been trying to read more picture books with lead characters of color and I decided to pick this one up. It was great. I mean it was absolutely fabulous. I didn't realize that this poem was actually written by Useni Perkins because as she states at the end of the book it has been a...
  • Brittany J Thurman
    Nov 20, 2017
    This book is so needed! Glad it's out in the world! ...
  • Stacey Giglio
    Nov 08, 2017
    "Hey Black Child" by Useni Eugene Perkins addresses the changes in the world that need to be made. In this poem the black child is told they can be what they want to be but first they need to learn what they need to learn, do what they need to do and then they will be able to make this...