Saturday, September 12, 2020

Summer Reading 2020 For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World


Michael Waters shares in his author's note that this story arises from experiences of his own family and his own son's questioning of events. In the book, Jeremiah hears about incidents of racism and gun violence and is not ready to talk. But he watches and listens, and when he does finally come to his parents with questions, they are there for him. The things Jeremiah plans to do - march, pray, donate money, stand up to stop bullies - are all things that children can do.

The discussion guide provided in the back matter will be useful to both teachers and parents as they try to help children make sense of what they see in the news or in their neighborhoods. Young people reading the book may have questions about the various incidents mentioned in the story, which are all real events that can be researched. Adults should read the book first and make use of the discussion guide to be sure they are ready when those young readers come to them with questions.

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