Book ‘Black Boy Joy’ by Kwame Mbalia

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17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood
Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors -- including Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia! "Black Boy Joy has something for every type of reader." Black boy joy is... Picking out a fresh first-day-of-school outfit. Saving the universe in an epic intergalactic race. Finding your voice — and your rhymes — during tough times. Flying on your skateboard like nobody’s watching. And more! From seventeen acclaimed Black male and non-binary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood. Contributors include: B. B. Alston, Dean Atta, P. Djèlí Clark, Jay Coles, Jerry Craft, Lamar Giles...
Publisher: Delacorte Press (August 3, 2021)  Pages‏:‎ 320 pages  ISBN-10: 0593379934  ISBN-13: 978-0593379936  ASIN:‎ 5.94 x 1.08 x 8.56 inches

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About the Author: Kwame Mbalia is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order. His debut middle-grade novel, TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY was awarded a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and it—along with the sequels TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD and TRISTAN STRONG KEEPS PUNCHING, out October 5th—is published by Rick Riordan Presents/Disney-Hyperion. He is the co-author of LAST GATE OF THE EMPEROR with Prince Joel Makonnen, from Scholastic Books, and the editor of BLACK BOY JOY, a middle grade anthology from Delacourte, out August 3rd. A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he survives on Dad jokes and Cheezits.