Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

Author: Emmanuel Acho

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

About This Book

A young reader's edition of Emmanuel Acho's Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, aimed at opening a dialogue and mending the racial divide in America amongst our youngest generation.
Page Count
320
On Sale
05/04/2021

Book Details

Adapted from Emmanuel Acho's New York Times bestseller Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, comes an essential young readers edition aimed at opening a dialogue about systemic racism with our youngest generation.

Young people have the power to affect sweeping change, and the key to mending the racial divide in America lies in giving them the tools to ask honest questions and take in the difficult answers.

Approaching every awkward, taboo, and uncomfortable question with openness and patience, Emmanuel Acho connects his own experience with race and racism—from attending majority-white prep schools to his time in the NFL playing on majority-black football teams—to insightful lessons in black history and black culture.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy is just one way young readers can begin to short circuit racism within their own lives and communities.

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781250801067

In The News

*"There is humor, lightness, and relatability in Acho’s reliance on pop culture and experience that will make this title a standout for use in classrooms, libraries, and homes. [W]hether you are 18 or 80, there’s something to learn from in this thought-provoking pick." —Booklist, starred review

"Readers of all races can use this resource to begin having crucial conversations about the need to dismantle systemic racism in this country. A strong addition for public and school libraries who want to offer safe spaces for these necessary conversations." —School Library Journal

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A popular YouTube series on race, “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man,” turns how-to manual and history lesson for young readers." —Kirkus Reviews

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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy