Hey Black Child By Useni Eugene Perkins


Back Book: Hey There Black Child
This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals.


The poem written in this book was first written in 1975. The poem speaks directly to young African American children. The message is inspiring and tells about the strength that they possess. The poem tells readers that they are amazing and that can accomplish anything if they set their minds to it. The text is simple, but powerful. This is the kind of book that makes readers sit a little straighter and smile a little wider. The illustrations in this story are truly stunning. I love that there are illustrations alternate between both girls and boys. It shows readers that no matter what gender they are, they can accomplish their dreams. There are notes from the author and the illustrator in the back of the book. This is an excellent story to share during Black History Month.

Ages 5 and up

40 Pages

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