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HEY BLACK CHILD–do you know who you are? Who you really are?

So begins the widely-recited poem by Useni Eugene Perkins, to be illustrated by award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier. An ode to black children, this empowering board book is a celebration of African-American lives that promotes the self-esteem, making this both a timely and important book, especially in light of recent events across America.

Useni Eugene Perkins’s “Hey Black Child” was recently performed on Steve Harvey’s show Little Big Shots by four-year-old Pe’Tehn (www.youtube.com and, last Autumn was recited by Pe’Tehn when she was three blowing away viewers and raising awareness for the confidence-building text