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Baby Young, Gifted, and Black With a Mirror!

Written by Jamia Wilson

Illustrated by Andrea Pippins

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Baby Young, Gifted, and Black With a Mirror! Synopsis

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 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.

Baby Young, Gifted, and Black With a Mirror! Press Reviews

Celebrates Black excellence. -- Danielle Ballantyne * Foreword Reviews * 'A gorgeous new board edition of Young Gifted and Black introduces young children to black icons past and present, and comes complete with a mirror on the final page.' -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * 'A brilliant celebration of Black trailblazers from many walks of life and with a huge diversity of talents, this book sends a strong and vital message of affirmation, empowerment and aspiration. How clever and motivational that young children view themselves in the mirror after seeing all these inspiring Black role models. Highly recommended.' * The School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711261419
Publication date: 5th January 2021
Author: Jamia Wilson
Illustrator: Andrea Pippins
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Format: Board book
Pagination: 20 pages

About Jamia Wilson

Jamia Wilson joined Random House as an executive editor in 2021, and is the former executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. An activist and writer, Wilson has contributed to New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Today Show, CNN, BBC, Teen Vogue, Elle, Refinery 29, Rookie and The Guardian. She is the author of Young Gifted and Black; Baby Young, Gifted, and Black; Step Into Your Power and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers. She is also a co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries and wrote the introduction and oral history to Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the ...

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