We will discuss their critically acclaimed new releases 'Recognize' and 'Defiant' and also about supporting Black publishers, authors, and bookstores this holiday season.
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This day continues to raise awareness for individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, especially Black individuals, to champion the idea that homophobia lives in silence.
It celebrates a liberated spirit.
The following books share both fiction and non-fiction share narratives of what it feels like and the experiences, for some in the LGBTQ+ community.
Music: @georgemofficial An Easier Affair
The characters in this post are all from books whose Black males protagonists are navigating predominately White school spaces.
Oftentimes, being Black in these spaces leaves students feeling isolated, othered, and lacking a sense of belonging.
The following middle-grade and young adult titles provide a mirror and a window to diversity, inclusion, resilience, and allyship.
Black Boy, White School, from Cleveland's own Brian F. Walker #CLE
Black, Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
New Kid & Class Act from Jerry Craft
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
A Love-Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison
Beat: Juice WRLD Black & White
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!
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.
#weareherelit #blackboysarelit #blackboysread #blackboyswrite #teachers #K12 #languagearts
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.