black boys and reading

Happy Book Birthday, ‘Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut’!

"Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut" is on bookshelves today, and author Derrick Barnes is sharing why the story celebrates this truth: Black boys matter.

– Oct 10, 2017

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut is Getting RAVE REVIEWS!

CROWN: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, does a fine job celebrating the what rarely gets an airing in children’s picture books: #blackboyjoy.

– Oct 3, 2017

How I Got A Black Boy To Read, Plus: 10 Great Books For Black Boys

Books for Black boys seem few and far between, but here's what happened when I managed to get one into the hands of a reluctant reader.

– Mar 2, 2015

There’s Hope: How to Transform the Lives of Black Boys

David Banks, author of a new book about educating and inspiring Black boys, says they can find success—with our help.

– Nov 18, 2014
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