Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Larry C. Fields III, Paul Davey (Illustrated by)
November 15, 2022
Hardcover Picture Book| 32 pages
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American & Black
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
A little Black boy finds the courage to go after his dreams in this empowering and inspirational picture book by actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Sandman) with actor Larry Fields. With vivid, dimensional illustrations by Paul Davey, this encouraging and hopeful picture book celebrates the joy of being a little Black boy and their bright futures. Fascinated by marine wildlife, a little Black boy dreams of one day swimming in the ocean alongside all the creatures that make it their home. It will take courage to move from the safety of the swimming pool to the vastness of the ocean, but as he begins his journey of discovery, he soon finds there s nothing he can t do. He realizes if he cares about the animals in the ocean, he must also care about their home and sets out to preserve the beaches he loves by picking up trash. This little boy is determined not only to reach his dream of becoming a marine biologist, but to make a difference in the world and to share his passion of environmental conservation with everyone. Little Black Boy, Oh the things you will do. Has anyone mentioned the world s open to you?