Illustrated by Lonnie Ollivierre
Formats and Prices
- Hardcover $17.99 $22.99 CAD
- Audiobook Download (Unabridged)
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This emotional and honest picture book explores a racist encounter from the perspective of a young Black boy, while offering a message of unconditional love and acceptance to soothe the pain of blind prejudice.In this story based on the author's childhood, a young Black boy confronts his first experience of overt racism. In recounting the events to his grandfather, the young narrator asks: “How can she hate me when she doesn’t know me?” Grandpa offers wisdom and encouragement to the child, reminding him that another person’s hate does not change the fact that he is loved and that he matters. While offering an unflinching look at the emotional impact of the encounter, Tyler Merritt presents a message of love and acceptance that will resonate with young readers and offer a starting point for conversations about racial equality between parent or caregiver and child.
- "A tender tribute to the power of family in bolstering children making their way in an often unkind world."—Kirkus Reviews
- On Sale
- Sep 13, 2022
- Page Count
- 40 pages