Medina, Tony: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy

Medina, Tony: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina. Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, R. Gregory Christie, Ekua Holmes, and Floyd Cooper (Penny Candy Books, hardcover)

Publication Date: February 13, 2018

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A picture book that celebrates the rich and complex lives of black boys and men.

The New York Times' 14 Antiracist Books for Kids and Teens

Arnold Adoff Poetry Awards 2020, Special Recognition

Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices 2019

Bank Street College of Eduction Best Children's Books 2019

Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book 2019

Kirkus Reviews Best of 2018, Middle Grade Poetry

School Library Journal, Best Books 2018, Poetry

These short, vibrant tanka poems about Black boys and young men depict thirteen views of everyday life: dressed in Sunday best, running to catch a bus, growing up to be teachers, and much more. Each of Tony Medina's tanka is matched with a different artist--including recent Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award recipients.