When We Say Black Lives Matter
A vital and timely picture book from the prize-winning and bestselling Australian author Maxine Beneba Clarke
Little one, when we sayBlack Lives Matter,
we're saying black people are wonderful-strong.
That we deserve to be treated with basic respect,
and that history's done us wrong.
From birth to the end of school, in joy and in sorrow, on the trumpet and the djembe, at home and in the community, a black child's parents remind him whyBlack Lives Matter.
A gorgeous and essential picture book for children of all ages from bestselling and award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke.
InWhen We Say Black Lives Matter,a black child's parents explain what the termBlack Lives Mattermeans to them: in protest and song, in joy and in sorrow. I see this picture book as an act of Black Love - I was inspired to write and create it when thinking about how to explain the concept ofBlack Lives Matterto the young African diaspora kids in my extended family, living in over eight different countries across the world - including America, Australia, Germany, Barbados and England. -Maxine Beneba Clarke, on writing WHEN WE SAY BLACK LIVES MATTER
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
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