A gang leader’s son finds his effort to go straight for the sake of his child challenged by a loved one’s brutal murder, in a poignant exploration of Black coming-of-age set 17 years before the events of the award-winning The Hate U Give. 500,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
Receiving a giant puffy purple coat from his fashionable friend, Beetle, as a birthday gift, Stick Bug unhappily accompanies Beetle all over town before finding the courage to admit that he does not really care for the flashy coat or the attention it brings. Illustrations.
A creatively illustrated, quirky story is set in an extraordinary, dreamlike room half filled with half furniture, half a rug and half a window through which a half moon is shining. By the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Du Iz Tak? Illustrations.
"From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward new collection of poetry celebrating the little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most talented female African-American illustrators."
"Follow one woman's powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As she challenges notions of identity, guilt, and survival she'll find that no matter the darkness, there remains sources of hope that can pierce the veil"
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