If Black boys and young Black men don't see themselves creatively, how can they develop confidence and agency to build dreams?
If other races and ethnicities of children don't see Black boys and young Black men as main characters and superheroes in books and comics, how will they view and treat Black boys and young men?
Books and graphic novels about superheroes are available at your library and local book stores!
Today's books feature protagonists who build resiliency and affirm identity. Both books illustrate young Black males in different mediums, encouraging viewers to see Black boys diverse representation in contrasting visual illustrations.
Add these books to your reading list today!
The previous post made me think of the following books.
Dance benefits boys by giving a total body workout, self expression, team building, music appreciation, discipline, focus, and self-confidence.
Dance is also a literacy. It involves understanding, communicating, and expression. It also encompasses viewing, listening, reading, speaking, and writing to comprehend dance knowledge.
Those are just a few ways dance benefits as another form of literacy for boys. Normalize and expose ALL dance to Black boys and young Black men. The next Alvin Ailey or Michael Peters awaits us!
It takes a village to encourage literacy. Shout out a young Black boy or young man to read, write, and dream!
Thanks, Brian, for sharing your story and uplifting message!
Are you thinking about writing differently this year for your classroom or non-profit?
This book uses writing as a tool to establish voice, nurture resilience and construct meaning of literature. Tatum's book provides writing samples, graphic organizers, a timeline of Black male writers and other practical strategies to support young Black males as writers.
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Friday, July 16, 2021
Open Book Program
Chicago journaling and vision writing.
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This is an important article summarizing past research themes and what future areas of research are needed.
WE ARE HERE will provide you book reviews, discussions, news, and programming about literature and literacy by and about Black males. This site will also feature vlog conversations on topics related to the promoting literacy and voice for Black boys and young men.