“There are so many things I am and can be… There’s a whole world waiting for me.”
Introduce your baby to Black excellence with this lyrical board-book edition of Young, Gifted and Black. Includes a mirror at the back so young dreamers can see themselves next to their heroes.
Meet icons of colour from past and present in this baby board book celebration of inspirational achievement. A collection of positive, yet simple, affirmations to encourage the next generation. Highlighting the talent of Black leaders and changemakers from around the world, young dreamers will develop confidence, self-assurance, and self-belief.
Created in the spirit of Nina Simone’s song “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black,” meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers like Zadie Smith and athletes like Serena Williams. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of Black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins’ colourful and celebratory illustrations.
All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read.
*Remove packaging before giving to a child*
Praise for the hardback edition
“…to be revisited again and again…The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist…” –The New York Times
“…diverse collection of iconic figures…vibrantly illustrated…beautifully crafted volume…” –Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“…exuberant…exquisitely designed…a launching point for more discoveries.” –School Library Journal, Starred Review
“A luminous and diverse tribute to black movers and shakers across the centuries.” –Publishers Weekly
For readers 9-12, check out Step Into Your Power and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers, by the same author-illustrator team. Wide Eyed Editions