Just Us Black History/Non-Fiction

The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth

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The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth

Edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson

Hardcover $16.99

ISBN 9780593121610 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

In the powerful follow-up to We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, thirty diverse and award-winning authors and illustrators use powerful prose and images to capture frank discussions about racism, identity, and self-esteem. Here is an invitation to all families to be advocates and allies for change.

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review:

"This star-studded collection of #ownvoices authors calls readers in for necessary reminders in service of everyday actions that we must pursue to cultivate real change." Read the complete review

Booklist Starred Review:

"From letters affirming the beauty of being bilingual, to preparing young Black children for encounters with the police, and even a perspective shift on criminalization of certain peoples by way of Greek mythology, there are hard lessons that this collection takes on with a spirit of loving urgency."

Featured contributors: Selina Alko, Tracey Baptiste, Derrick Barnes, Natacha Bustos, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Raúl Colón, Adam Gidwitz, Nikki Grimes, Rudy Gutierrez, April Harrison, Wade Hudson, Gordon C. James, Minh Lê, E. B. Lewis, Grace Lin, Torrey Maldonado, Meg Medina, Christopher Myers, Daniel Nayeri, Zeke Peña, Peter H. Reynolds, Erin K. Robinson, Traci Sorell, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, MaryBeth Timothy, Duncan Tonatiuh, Renée Watson, Valerie Wilson Wesley and Sharon Dennis Wyeth.

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

 

“There are myriad versions of ‘The Talk’ because there are myriad ways to be human,” reads the Hudsons’ (We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices) foreword to this richly inclusive volume. Here, the pioneer founders of Just Us Books present a riveting collection of 17 candid discussions on racism, identity, and self-esteem by 30 Black, Indigenous, and other children’s book creators of color. A wide variety of storytelling modes—poetry, essays, lists, letters, “comix frames”—move each conversation forward in an engaging manner. In “Remember This,” Renée Watson, with illustrations by Shadra Strickland, offers powerful affirmations to Black girls on how to “love the kink of your hair, the width of your hips, and the brown of your skin.” In “Not a China Doll,” Grace Lin explains stereotypes about East Asian women and advises resistance in a heartwarming illustrated letter to her daughter. Through contributors’ personal experiences with systemic issues, readers will recognize the necessity of having open dialogue with loved ones. A compelling call to action for readers of any background to initiate ongoing conversations about change. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 10–up. (Sept.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SKU:
978-0-593-12163-4
Weight:
16.00 Ounces
Width:
8.00 (in)
Height:
10.00 (in)
Depth:
2.00 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout